Dallas Cowboys’ DeMarco Murray: Lone Bright Spot in Sunday Night Loss
After a season full of injuries and setbacks, DeMarco Murray finally worked through his injury woes to have a good game against the New Orleans Saints.
Murray had one of his better games since coming back from injury rushing 16 times for 89 yards against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday night. The former Oklahoma Sooners had a burst in his step that is a reassuring sign for Cowboy fans that may have given up on the injury prone running back. During a season that has seen the Dallas Cowboys turn into a strictly pass-first offense, Murray’s return was a big boost to the offense and takes a lot of pressure off of Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo.
While Romo has been terrific this season, and had it not been for Peyton Manning’s Madden-like season, Romo could easily be in the conversation for MVP. Murray proved to be one of the lone bright spots for Dallas on a night that saw the Cowboys offense struggle all night long. Sunday’s game showed why it is so important for an offense to not be one-dimensional. No matter how explosive your offense is, if your offense can only do one thing, defensive coordinators can key in on your best option.
Going into the bye week, the Cowboys have a lot of issues that need to be worked on. After getting outplayed by New Orleans in every facet of the game on Sunday and with the resurgent New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles breathing down their necks, the Cowboys are going to have just one week for them to get both their offense and defense together. Murray showed flashes of the game-breaking running back that he can be Sunday night. For the Cowboys’ sake, Murray is going to need to continue to produce, along with the rest of the offense if the Cowboys want to hold on to their lead in the NFC East.