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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

DeMarco Murray: ‘I’m going to play in all 16 games this year’

demarco-murrayOver the past two seasons, Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray has shown that he can be one of the most explosive running backs in the NFL. The problem is his durability.

Last season, Murray was one of the top backs taken in fantasy football drafts. Most owners knew he was an injury risk but took a chance because of his upside, and Murray ended up playing only 10 games. At the moment, he is sidelined with a hamstring injury and has not been practicing with the Cowboys. However, the 25-year-old is not concerned about his health heading into 2013.

“I can’t control if anything happens,” Murray told the Star-Telegram on Tuesday. “All I can do is go out there, play hard, play fast, play physical. Once I’m out there, I don’t think there’s any question about anything.

“…I am going to play all 16 (games) this year, and I’m excited. It’s going to be a great year for us.”

I wouldn’t be so sure about that, and I’m sure Murray’s average draft position this summer will reflect that very few people are confident in his ability to stay on the field. Having said that, concerns about Murray’s health could make him a steal for fantasy teams in 2013. The potential is obviously there — as evidenced by his 4.1 yards per carry in 2012 and 5.5 in 2011 — but Murray’s confidence will likely do little to help him shed the fragile tag.

Helmet smack to Pro Football Talk



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