DeMarco Murray Thriving on the Road

Murray is averaging well over 100 yards per game on the road this year

Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray doesn’t mind playing on the road. In fact, he told reporters this week that he thrives on the energy of a hostile crowd.

“For me, that turns me on a little bit to come into someone’s house and hear the boos and all that,” he said. “I think it’s a great thing, and you’ve just got to focus and have more patience on the road, so I think we’ll be fine.”

There is some statistical proof to support the idea that Murray likes playing on the road. Per Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News, in five games away from AT&T Stadium this season, Murray has averaged 120.6 yards rushing. The Cowboys have won all five of those games.

That said, Murray isn’t 100 percent sure why Dallas has been so successful on the road this year.

“I don’t know,” Murray said. “I feel like we maybe focus a little better, we come together more as a team, and I just think you capitalize on their mistakes. I think a couple times they’ve had more mistakes than we’ve had, so I think it’s just more of a togetherness.”

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