On Thursday, four days after DeMarco Murray saw just eight carries in an upset of the New England Patriots, the former Cowboys running back declared that he has no regrets over signing with Philadelphia in the offseason.
“Not at all,” Murray told NFL Media’s Albert Breer. “I’m committed to Chip [Kelly] and Jeff [Lurie] and the guys in this locker room.”
The statement of allegiance hasn’t helped matters much though.
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In fact, many folks around Philly seem to think he’d like to return to Dallas, and a source with knowledge of the situation told Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio that there’s “a lot of truth” to the idea.
This all comes after another low point in what’s been a very disappointing season for last year’s AP Offensive Player of the Year. In the win over the Patriots, Murray was on the field for just 14 snaps, and it’s been wondered aloud by many a football analyst if Murray isn’t just a bad fit for Kelly’s offense.
Last year, Murray ran for 1,845 yards on his way to the Cowboys’ single season franchise rushing record, while averaging 4.7 yards per carry. In 11 games with the Eagles this season, he has 569 yards and is averaging just 3.5 yards per carry, which is a half yard less than his career low going into the season.