Dec 23, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray (29) runs with the ball against the New Orleans Saints at Cowboys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

DeMarco Murray: 2013 Goal Is To Get Better


DeMarco Murray made the rounds on ESPN yesterday while in Bristol. One stop included visiting First Take where he came under fire from Stephen A. Smith. Murray weathered the storm well and stuck to his guns.

He repeatedly responded to questions about last season with “we’re getting better.”

But he did have an interesting answer when Smith asked about his future goals.

“The goal this year is just to get better,” Murray said, via the Dallas Morning News. “Make sure we execute. You look at last year, in the fourth quarter, we were in every game. We got to finish better. We got to execute better. We got a lot of talent. … We all got to stay healthy, we all got to execute and make sure we’re all on the same page.”

But that is it? Your goal is for the Cowboys to improve? Not to win the division, make the playoffs, or maybe win a playoff game?

“Our goal is to get better during training camp,” Murray said, “continue to build our foundation and we’ll see what happens then.”

Murray did lay out a plan on how the Cowboys could improve.

“I think the No. 1 thing we need to do is finish,” Murray said. “I feel there were a lot of games last year that we were in it early, we were in it late, but we just didn’t finish. There was times where we didn’t convert that first down that we needed, that we kicked a field goal when we needed six points. I think finishing for the Cowboys is going to be huge for us this year. We worked on a lot of situations this year in mini-camp and OTAs and that’ll translate over to training camp. We’re working hard and that’s all that we can do.”

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