Running back DeMarco Murray’s role in the Cowboys offense might get even bigger down the stretch.
Murray, who leads the league with 1,233 yards on 244 carries with seven touchdowns, is ready to put the Cowboys on his back and carry them to the finish line.
“I’m ready,” Murray said Monday. “Like I’ve said before, whatever they ask me to do I’m going to do it times 10. It’s going to be an exciting next couple of weeks for us.”
With four of the final six games on the road in cold weather locales, the Cowboys will lean on the NFL’s leading rusher even more. He knows as much and is ready to go.
“Obviously we’re running the ball well, and I think we’re throwing it well, too,” Murray said. “So in this part of the year, it’s cold, the weather, so I think running is going to be a little bit more of a factor for us, which is good. We’ve got a strong offensive line. We’ve got some backs who can run and also got a lot of guys on the edge that can go up and get the ball. So it’s going to be huge for us.”
Murray never had more than 217 carries in a season before 2014. But he rested and is fresh after last week’s bye.
There is no slowing down now.
“When you don’t play on Sunday, you don’t take hits and you always feel better,” Murray said. “But I have been feeling great all year. I just have to continue doing my routine.”