DeMarco Murray: This will be a great year for me

Jul 22, 2013; Oxnard, CA, USA; Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray (29) runs the ball during training camp at the River Ridge Fields. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Cowboys are hoping to get a full season, and possibly the best football, out of running back DeMarco Murray. Adrian Peterson and DeMarco Murray both played at Oklahoma, and Peterson said fans haven’t seen the best out of Murray.

“He’s right on,” Murray said, via ESPN Dallas. “This year will be a great year for me, I feel. I’ve come prepared physically, emotionally and I’m definitely ready and I’m excited about this year and I feel ready. I feel great.”

But this year will bring changes to Murray. He won’t have a fullback for the first time in his professional career. Instead the Cowboys intend to use a two tight end system to spread out the defense and keep safeties from moving up towards the line of scrimamge.

“It’s a little different,” Murray said of not having a fullback. “But it’s something I’m definitely looking forward to. I love running out of different types of personnel. Vic was a great fullback, I wish him the best. It’s a tough deal (but) this is definitely something I look forward to.”

New running backs coach Gary Brown has been working with Murray, primarily discouraging him from always looking for the home run and settling for whatever is there.

“His motto is ugly money is good money,” Murray said of Brown. “Two yards is good, three yards is good and you may get those three or five carries in a row, then the next thing you know, the next one will pop for 10 or 12. Just got to trust the technique and trust the coaching and hopefully one pops for you.”

Topics: Dallas Cowboys, DeMarco Murray

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