It’s always been the Tony Romo show in Dallas over the past eight years, but if this offense is to succeed in 2014, it will all be because of DeMarco Murray. Throughout his three year career, Murray has shown flashes of brilliance. But those flashes of brilliance were cut short because of the plethora of injuries he has suffered. Murray vowed before the 2013 season that he would play all 16 games, but because of an MCL injury, Murray missed two games. After watching Murray at practice, there is one thing you can gather, he is ready to break out. Murray looks stronger and faster. It is easy to see how comfortable he looks in the offense.
Dallas’ offense in 2014 could be among the league’s best because of the talented offensive line in front of them. The trio of Tyron Smith, Travis Frederick, and Zack Martin is one to reckoned with and Murray will succeed behind them this season. Murray will see his fair share of carries, but Romo needs to understand that he will benefit more by running the football. Defenses usually put a lot of guys back in coverage against the Cowboys, but by giving Murray around 20 carries per game, the field will open up and defenses will spread out. Another thing is that the Cowboys could start using more play action by giving Murray a big role in the offense. Good things will start to happen when offensive coordinator Scott Linehan calls upon Murray.
Murray is also a weapon out of the backfield. This makes him extremely versatile and the Cowboys need to realize that. Murray is the clear x-factor in this offense. By feeding him the ball and giving him as many chances as possible, this offense will flourish. Murray is entering his contract year and if he wants to get a big payday in free agency at the end of the season, he will need to prove it. Murray is extremely talented and he will prove to the Cowboys how good he is this season.