Cowboys To Cut Down on Carries for Murray

DeMarco Murray is currently on pace to tie the NFL record for carries in a season

The Dallas Cowboys will cut back on DeMarco Murray’s workload in the coming weeks, head coach Jason Garrett said on Monday.

Murray is currently on pace to tie Larry Johnson’s record for carries in a season with 416. He ran the ball a career-high 31 times in Sunday’s 20-17 overtime victory over the Texans.

"DeMarco was out there and we think that's probably too many carries in the game, week in and week out," Garrett said, per ESPN Dallas. "He ended up with 31 so we'd like to get that number lower.”

Obviously, this will mean a lot more work for Lance Dunbar and Joseph Randle.

“We'd really just like to get the other guys an opportunity,” Garrett said. “I don't see any wear and tear in DeMarco but having said that, we want to make sure we create a rotation and we'll focus on doing that in the next few weeks."

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