Dallas Cowboy’s running back DeMarco Murray missed some of the team’s early OTAs with a slight hamstring strain. But he’s reportedly ready to “full speed for the Cowboy’s mini-camp this week” and has stated “I definitely feel like I’m back where I need to be.” Which should signal a sigh of relief for Cowboy’s fans, as Murray has missed nine games over the last two seasons.
“I definitely feel like I’m back to where I need to be,” Murray said Wednesday after practice. “But it’s still early. I’m excited to continue to work hard and get to training camp.”
“I can’t go out there thinking too much and getting a couple of the same things drilled in my head,” he said. “I’ve got to go out there and make plays. That’s it.”
Murray rushed for 663 yards and four touchdowns on 161 rushing attempts. He registered two more touchdowns than in his rookie season, but fell into a sophomore slump overall. Even so, Dallas still ranked sixth in the league rushing yards per rush attempt at 4.5 and 11th in rushing yards per game with 125.2.
Nevertheless, Murray’s health and upside will be crucial the Cowboy’s ability to turn over a new lead in 2013.