Murray: “I Feel Like I Haven’t Even Entered My Prime Yet”

Free agent-to-be DeMarco Murray is 26 and coming off a career year with the Cowboys

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DeMarco Murray is well aware that the running back position has been devalued greatly in the eyes of many in recent years, but he’s not buying it.

The thinking goes--and it is supported by statistics in many cases--that running backs, particularly ones known for a physical style of running, have a precious few good years in them before the physical toll adds up and they break down. It’s why we’re seeing fewer and fewer runners being taken in the early rounds of the draft and why teams are so hesitant to ink runners to big contracts in free agency.

But according to Murray, 26, he isn’t anywhere near slowing down.

“Everyone’s talking about the devaluing of a running back and he’s blah, blah, blah,” Murray said, per the Dallas Morning News. “I’m 26 and I feel like I haven’t even entered my prime yet.

“Like I said, wherever I go next year, I think I’m just getting started and I don’t worry about trying to get the most here, trying to get the most there. Obviously it has to be the right opportunity, the right team for me and like I said since Day 1, my goal is to simply win a championship. It’s not about the yards for me. It’s about winning a Super Bowl. If this place gives me the best chance, I’m going to stay here.”

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