Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray reiterated Monday that he has a “tremendous amount of faith” in the offensive line. The line has been marred by injuries this training camp and a starting group hasn’t gotten to play together at all this preseason. As of know Tyron Smith at left tackle and Travis Frederick at center are the only positions that are set. The other spots are open and will be filled by Doug Free, Ron Leary, Mackenzy Bernadeau and Jermey Parnell.
Doug Free moved to guard to cover injuries and with Jermey Parnell at right tackle they played well together. Parnell looks like the starter at tackle and the guards are the real question marks.
“Great guys. One of the hardest working groups on our team,” Murray said, via the Dallas Morning News. “Coach Frank [Pollack], Coach [Bill] Callahan do a great job with those guys, getting those guys ready. They’ll be ready come Sunday.”
Outsiders don’t think the Cowboys have improved their offensive line despite using a first round draft pick on it. Murray says its all mental though.
“You can say this and that, but it’s all a mindset for us,” Murray said. “I think it comes to coach Callahan and the mindset he brings when he’s calling plays, when he’s talking to us, just that fire he has.
“Myself and the offensive linemen, we have to make sure we work together day-in and day-out and get the little things right to make sure the big plays are there.”
Murray said the Cowboys have implemented more zone blocking and a few things you didn’t see in the preseason.
“I don’t want to get into details,” Murray said. “We’ve made some changes. We’ve kept a few things. You’ll see come Sunday.”