June 11, 2013; Irving, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray (29) makes a catch during minicamp at Dallas Cowboys Headquarters. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray Says He Can Rush for 2,000 Yards

Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray is known for having unlimited potential on the field but spending more time on the bench thanks to injury.

After recovering from his latest injury, Murray joined the folks on ESPN’s First Take to talk about his recovery. During the interview he also stated he thinks he is capable of anything, including a 2,000-yard season.

Jon Machota of SportsDay DFW has the quote:

While on “First Take,” Murray was asked if he was capable of a 2,000-yard season like his friend, Minnesota’s Adrian Peterson.

“I think I’m capable of anything,” Murray said.

“We definitely need to emphasize the running game,” Murray said on SportsCenter. “When you’re second-to-last in attempts, more than likely you’re going to be second-to-last in rushing, so we definitely got to get the running game going.”


The Spin: There has never been a question as to just how talented Murray is when healthy. He’s capable of a lot of things, but the 2,000-yard mark is an exclusive club. It’s not like throwing for over 4,000 yards as a quarterback anymore, which used to be a rare feat. Now it’s common.

It’s great to hear Murray is healthy, but he needs to focus on playing more than 13 games in a season and reaching the 900-yard mark before even dreaming about 2,000. Of course, it would help if guys would stop asking him horrible questions. What else was he supposed to say?


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