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Murray Not Taking 'Skins Defense Lightly

The Redskins currently rank 31st in the NFL in rushing defense



    The Washington Redskins currently rank 31st in the NFL in rushing defense. But Cowboys starter DeMarco Murray isn’t about to take Washington lightly because of any stat sheet.

    “You can never go on stats when you play a team like this, and a game like this where it’s a division game," Murray said, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "They're a great defense. [London] Fletcher is still there. [Ryan] Kerrigan and [Brian] Orakpo both on the edges still. We respect those guys, and we know it’s going to be a hard-fought game, and we’re excited for the challenge.”

    It’s worth noting that the numbers are skewed a bit due to the Redskins’ Week 1 loss to the Eagles, in which LeSean McCoy and Michael Vick ran all over the defense. All told, Philly put 263 yards on the Redskins.

    Murray comes into the Sunday Night Football matchup with 399 yards and a touchdown.

    "You've just got to stay ready," Murray said. "You get antsy a little bit when you’re not getting the ball as much, and you try to make a big play, you may miss a thing or two there. You've got to trust your technique, trust the game plan and stay focused, and let it come to you at the end of the day."

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