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29 DeMarco Murray RB

Dallas Cowboys

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
100%97%
Key Stats
GPAttYdsAvgTDsFum
1421711215.293

Player Updates

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DeMarco Murray ready for big workload, but will he get it?
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray told Fox Sports he can handle 300 carries if necessary. "If they decide to do that with me, of course," Murray said. "Whatever they decide to do with me, I think I can handle it."

Murray ran 217 times in 14 games last year, the biggest workload of his three-year career. If he stays healthy, he's a lock to approach 250 carries. Play caller Scott Linehan is in love with the passing game but has said he'll lean on Murray in 2014.

For his part, Murray said he's learning how to stay healthy -- and stay on the field.

"You just have to take care of your body and know when to go and fight for that extra yard or inch and know when not to," he said. "That's something about just being a smarter football player in general and knowing when you're helping your team and when you're hurting your team."

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Scott Linehan: We'll lean on DeMarco Murray more
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

Despite his track record as a pass-heavy coordinator, new Cowboys play-caller Scott Linehan vowed to lean on running back DeMarco Murray more than the team has in the past, reports the Dallas Morning News. Murray set career highs in games played (14), carries (217), rushing yards (1,121) and touchdowns (10) last year.

Dallas is 11-0 when Murray gets 20 or more carries. The paper expects Lance Dunbar to complement Murray as a receiving threat out of the backfield.

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Linehan believes DeMarco Murray will have a career year
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer

Cowboys passing game coordinator Scott Linehan believes that DeMarco Murray will have "the best year of his career" in 2014. In saying that, he also believes that Murray will need to be spelled by quality backups.

But ESPN thinks Murray, so long as he's healthy, will dominate the playing time. The Cowboys have never lost a game when Murray gets at least 20 carries (11-0). 

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Scott Linehan: Cowboys can run whenever we want
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

Cowboys playcaller Scott Linehan said his offensive line is so good, Dallas can run even against stacked fronts, reports the Dallas Morning News.

"This is a great young front," Linehan told the paper. "It was already an offensive line that was really meshing and playing well. We don’t have to have this certain look to run the ball. We feel like we can line up and say, ‘Hey, if they’re going to drop guys into the box, we still feel like we’ve got the guys that can get it done.’ And then that helps everything. That opens everything on the outside of the field."

The Cowboys spent three first-round picks in the last four years on offensive linemen. DeMarco Murray averaged 5.2 yards per carry last season, the highest average of any back who carried at least 120 times.

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Coach: DeMarco Murray has 'scratched the surface'
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer

Cowboys running backs coach Gary Brown is staunchly in the corner of running back DeMarco Murray, saying that last year was just the beginning of big things from him. 

"He's just scratched the surface," Brown told the official team website. "I think he's one of the better backs in the league -- he just has to go out and prove it now. People now know his name, he's been in the Pro Bowl -- people are going to know who he is. So now it's more of a challenge to go out and play well, and I think he's going to go out and take that challenge full force and have another good season."

Brown added that spending another year in coach Bill Callahan's system that helped him in the second half of the 2012 season will pay off. 

Murray finished last year as a Top 10 Fantasy running back and hit 10-plus Fantasy points in six of his last seven games. His injury history is enough to make some squeamish about taking him as a first-round pick but the reality is that he will get enough touches and yardage when healthy to be considered a No. 1 Fantasy running back. Expect his name to be called among the first 15 on Draft Day. 

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.AttYdsLgTD
19/8/13NYG2086130
29/15/13KC122560
39/22/13STL26175411
49/29/13SD1470140
510/6/13DEN1243131
610/13/13WAS729111
710/20/13PHI0000
810/27/13DET0000
911/3/13MIN431270
1011/10/13NO1689351
1211/24/13NYG1486300
1311/28/13OAK1763113
1412/9/13CHI18146210
1512/15/13GB18134411
1612/22/13WAS2296431
1712/29/13PHI174890
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
P18/7/14@ SD10:00 pm
P28/16/14BAL7:00 pm
P38/23/14@ MIA7:00 pm
P48/28/14DEN8:00 pm
19/7/14SF4:25 pm
29/14/14@ TEN1:00 pm
39/21/14@ STL1:00 pm
49/28/14NO8:30 pm
510/5/14HOU1:00 pm
610/12/14@ SEA4:25 pm
710/19/14NYG4:25 pm
810/27/14WAS8:30 pm
911/2/14ARI1:00 pm
1011/9/14@ JAC1:00 pm
Bye: Week 11
1211/23/14@ NYG8:30 pm
1311/27/14PHI4:30 pm
1412/4/14@ CHI8:25 pm
1512/14/14@ PHI8:30 pm
1612/21/14IND4:25 pm
1712/28/14@ WAS1:00 pm
Rushing
YearTeamGGSAttYdsAvgLgTD20+1st
2011Dallas Cowboys1371648975.5912741
2012Dallas Cowboys10101616634.1484539
2013Dallas Cowboys141421711215.2439859
TOTAL373154226814.9911520139
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2011Dallas Cowboys137261837.0180009
2012Dallas Cowboys1010352517.22202011
2013Dallas Cowboys1414533506.62211018
TOTAL37311147846.92213038
Kick Returns
YearTeamGNoYdsAvgLgTD40+
2011Dallas Cowboys1323618.02200
2012Dallas Cowboys1000---000
2013Dallas Cowboys1400---000
TOTAL3723618.02200
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2011Dallas Cowboys1300.000000.0000
2012Dallas Cowboys1022.000000.0000
2013Dallas Cowboys1411.000000.0000
TOTAL3733.000000.0000
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2011Dallas Cowboys1310020020
2012Dallas Cowboys1032010010
2013Dallas Cowboys1431010010
TOTAL3773040040
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/217
Birthdate:
2/12/1988
Age:
26
Hometown:
Las Vegas, NV, USA
School:
Oklahoma
NFL Experience:
4
Awards:
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