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DeMarco Murray talks Cowboys, Romo, Jason Garrett

Posted on: February 5, 2012 3:29 pm
Murray expects even more from the 'Boys in 2012. (Getty Images)
By Will Brinson

INDIANAPOLIS -- DeMarco Murray burst onto the scene as a potential franchise running back for the Dallas Cowboys when he shattered long-standing records with a 253-yard rushing performance against the Rams in the 2011 season. With Felix Jones injured, Murray stepped in and paced the Cowboys rushing attack until he suffered a season-ending injury in Week 13.

But Murray, who was working with Verizon to promote the first-ever mobile airing of the Super Bowl, told us on Radio Row that the Cowboys can accomplish the goals they missed with a full season in 2012.

"Definitely the playoffs and getting [to the Super Bowl] next year," Murray said. "We had a lot of young guys and  missed OTAs and minicamps. I thought a lot of guys played well. If we get a full season under our belt we look forward to winning some games."

Dallas collapse down the stretch was a full-blown disaster, with Jason Garrett notably icing his own kicker against the Cardinals before losing in overtime. But Murray said that the scapegoating of Garrett is blown out proportion by "us guys."

"Man, you guys are going to write us off no matter what," Murray said. "One week he's the greatest coach on the planet, the next week he's the worst coach on the planet. So we don't listen to that stuff you know? He's a great coach and I'm glad he's my coach."

Murray had similar feelings for quarterback Tony Romo, who's been judged once or twice in his career.

"Same thing, man!" Murray said. "One week he's a hero, the next week he's not. That's just the way it is with the Dallas Cowboys. We're used to it, we love it and we wouldn't want any one else leading our team."

Murray's correct on that count. Romo gets unfairly ripped/loved on a week-to-week basis depending on the outcome of the game.

It's presumed that Murray will be the guy taking most of the carries from Romo in 2012. However, Murray said he didn't know if he was the starter yet, and that he and Felix Jones had a "great" relationship. Additionally, Murray championed his fellow rookies, calling the 2011 NFL Draft class the greatest class of all time.

"I think it is," Murray said. "Look at all the guys in our class who made the Pro Bowl and did it without OTAs and minicamps."

If Murray can have the same impact he had in 2011 next year, it'll go even further to proving that point.

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Since: Aug 12, 2007
Posted on: February 6, 2012 4:43 pm

DeMarco Murray talks Cowboys, Romo, Jason Garrett

You are right, it is his fantasy team.  The problem is, he doesn't know who to pick.  If he was in it for the purpose of winning, he would do what every other smart owner does: hire personnel guys to make personnel decisions.  Since he refuses to do that, winning must not be more important to him than feeling important and massaging his ego.  This is not a difficult concept, I am not sure what you don't understand.

Since: Aug 6, 2009
Posted on: February 6, 2012 10:52 am

DeMarco Murray talks Cowboys, Romo, Jason Garrett

If you know anything about JJ, and NO I don't know him personally, he is in the NFL to win.  His other businesses, make him $$$.  This, for all intent and purposes, is his fantasy team.  Watching him, listening to him, he loves to win and hates to lose.  You're just another fricken' Steeler fan, rborgo2, that thinks you know but has no flippin idea. 

Since: Aug 12, 2007
Posted on: February 6, 2012 10:23 am

DeMarco Murray talks Cowboys, Romo, Jason Garrett

Well, since they have never won a playoff game with him making the personnel decisions and he refuses to give up those powers, he is either in it to feel important, or really dumb.  I don't get the feeling that he is really dumb (outside of his personnel decisions), so he must be in it to feel important and make money.  He would rather lose with his guys than win with someone else's.

Since: Mar 30, 2009
Posted on: February 6, 2012 9:56 am

DeMarco Murray talks Cowboys, Romo, Jason Garrett

rborgo, that is probably the most asinine statement I have evr read on here, and that is saying a LOT.  I don't care how much money you have, you don't pay hundreds of millions for a football team, then billions for a stadium, to "feel important".  Stupid, stupid statement.

Since: Mar 7, 2008
Posted on: February 6, 2012 3:53 am

DeMarco Murray talks Cowboys, Romo, Jason Garrett

Not sure I agree with that analogy of not being in it to win games; only to make money. You win more games, you make it to the playoffs, you play in/win a Super Bowl... I'm think it equals more $$$. But that's just my way of thinking. I could be wrong.

I am NO FAN of JJ, trust me, and I am not defending him here by any stretch.

Since: Aug 12, 2007
Posted on: February 6, 2012 12:22 am

DeMarco Murray talks Cowboys, Romo, Jason Garrett

Murray thinks it is the best class of all time???  The best has 4 HOFers.  Are there 5 HOFers?  I doubt there is 1.  I also doubt they ever make it to the Super Bowl.  Jerry Jones is in this business to make money and feel important, not win games.

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