DeMarco Murray had one of his most productive nights as a pro against the Chicago Bears. Unfortunately, Murray does not play defense.
Murray was the top rusher on the night with 18 carries for 146 yards. His counterpart, Matt Forte, had 20 rushes for 108 yards against one of the league’s leakiest defenses. During his entire tenure with the Cowboys, Murray has been under constant scrutiny from both fans and the media due to the fact of him being hurt for a large part of his career. On a frigid night at Soldier Field Murray ran wild on the once dominate Bears defense.
When healthy Murray gives the Dallas Cowboys one of the most electrifying running backs in the league. He has the unique combination of size and speed that NFL scouts drool over. The only thing that was stopping Murray from becoming a star in the NFL was the fact that he could not stay healthy. Now finally healthy he is starting to show fans that he can bean every-down running back.
And on a night where most of the Dallas offense seemed to be frozen in their tracks, Murray continued to produce, even long after the game had already been decided. Going forward the Cowboys are going to need Murray to continue to produce at a very high level. After the loss to the Bears the Cowboys are going to have to win the remainder of their games in order to head into the playoffs on the right track. The ability to run the ball can cover-up some of the Cowboys’ deficiencies and allow them to control the clock. It is no secret that the Cowboys are struggling to get stops on defense. With a solid rushing attack, Murray might be able to limit the amount of snaps opposing offenses have per game.