The Dallas Cowboys seemed to abandon the run game at times during the 2013 season. Only the Atlanta Falcons ran the ball less than the Cowboys, and while the play-calling gets criticized for this, there could be reasoning behind it.
The Cowboys could’ve been concerned about Murray’s durability given his history of injuries. Combine that with a lack of faith in the other running backs on the rosters, and you can understand why they would’ve focused on the pass game.
Well Murray thinks that isn’t the case any more and is confident in the running backs behind him on the depth chart, Lance Dunbar and Joseph Randle.
“[Dunbar] and Randle are going to have an important role this year and those are guys that not only do I trust, but the coaches trust,” Murray said Wednesday, via Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News. “Me not wanting to come out last year was because I wasn’t sure if things would go right, but these guys playing the way they play and practice the way they practice, I’m very confident that if I come out they can continue to carry the load and do some great things for us.”
The Cowboys will look to have a more balanced offense in the upcoming season and quality help at running back would help.