Sep 22, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray (29) runs with the ball in the first quarter against St. Louis Rams safety T.J. McDonald (25) at AT

DeMarco Murray credits Bill Callahan for big game


Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Bill Callahan was getting blamed for the unbalance in the Cowboys offense following the loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. Against the St. Louis Rams the Cowboys came out determined to establish the run and DeMarco Murray had one of the biggest games of his careers with 175 yards rushing on 26 carries.

Murray could’ve used this game as an opportunity to boast about how important it is to feed them ball. Instead he deflected the blame, or credit to Callahan. He didn’t stop with him, he credited Romo and the offensive line as well.

“Whenever you’re able to run the ball and pass it the way we did, you’ve got to give Callahan credit,” Murray said, via ESPN Dallas. “He called a great game for us. [Tony] Romo put us in great positions to be successful as an offense. As I said, the offensive line played well all day.”

“We have some good players on our side,” Murray said. “We have a lot of respect for those guys coming into the game. They played well. You’ve got to give them credit. We were able to let some of our players go one-on-one with Dez [Bryant] outside, Miles [Austin] and Jason Witten, whenever the offensive line is giving everyone that much time and opening up holes like that, we’re a good offense.”

The key for the Cowboys will be consistency, if they can have big games every now and then it won’t do much for this offense. The key to success will be consistent offensive performances and consistent balance.

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