DeMarco Murray is a player who has shown flashes of brilliance in his two-year career with the Dallas Cowboys, but unfortunately, injuries have stunted Murray’s growth. After a plethora of injuries in his rookie season, Murray vowed that he would play all 16 games last year. Unfortunately, Murray suffered an MCL injury which would sideline him for two games. Fast forward to the present and Murray is looking extremely good in training camp. Not only does he look stronger, but he looks more vicious when running the football.
The Cowboys brought in Scott Linehan over the offseason to be their new signal caller. Although Linehan has been a pass-first offensive coordinator in the past, Linehan has already said that the Cowboys will lean on the running game in 2014. In recent years, the Cowboys have gone a little bit away from the running game. By running the football more, the Cowboys will have more time with the football, which means the defense will stay off the field longer. Dallas’ defense is horrendous and the Cowboys will have to lean on the offense to win football games in 2014. Perhaps the best thing about Murray is that he packs a punch every time he touches the football. At the end of football games when defenses are tired, Murray’s toughness will go a long way for the Cowboys.
Murray will be entering his contract year in 2014 and despite the injuries, the Cowboys like him and they want to commit to him long-term, but he needs to prove that he can play a full season without any major injuries. Murray is in for a huge year and Cowboy fans will find out at the beginning of the season that he is this offense’s x-factor going forward.