The Dallas Cowboys finished up another season 8-8 and just missing out on the playoffs. With a new set of coordinators the Cowboys are hoping they can get over that hurdle and back into the playoffs.
Running back DeMarco Murray had a break out season for the Cowboys last year rushing for over 1,000 yards. It isn’t about personal statistics for Murray though, he works hard to selfless for veterans like quarterback Tony Romo and tight end Jason Witten.
“I want the ball every time, no matter what,” Murray said, via the Dallas Morning News. “But at the same time, I know it’s a team game and I can’t run the ball well if Tyron [Smith] and Doug [Free] are not doing their job and if Tony’s not playing well and making the throws, or Witten isn’t setting the edge like he’s supposed to. I take it upon myself to work hard every day. The reason I do that is for these guys right here.
“I’m not going to be the guy that messes it up for [Witten] to get a chance to get a Super Bowl or for Romo to get a chance to get a Super Bowl. I want to make sure that I know my craft, that I know what I’m doing on each possession, each play. Always put the team before yourself.
“I love each and every one of these guys up here and the reason I do what I do and work so hard and prepare the way I prepare is for these guys. It’s not for myself. I don’t care about the individual accolades. I don’t care about anything but the ultimate goal, winning. These guys have been here for a while and they deserve to win Super Bowls.”
That selfless attitude is going to be the only way the Cowboys can have any kind of success and while that is nice on to hear from Murray, the offense is loaded with weapons and talent at skill positions. The real concern for the Cowboys is their defense which is comprised of a lot of spare parts.
No matter how selfless Murray is, if the Cowboys’ defense can’t stop anyone it won’t really matter.