Free-agent running back DeMarco Murray is not expected to go anywhere near 400 carries if he re-signs with the Dallas Cowboys…
The Dallas Cowboys exceeded everyone’s expectations, including their own fans, by storming out to a 12-4 record and winning the NFC East while advancing to the Divisional Round.
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However, they enter the 2015 offseason with many question marks. Most importantly, running back DeMarco Murray and wide receiver Dez Bryant are set to become free agents in March if they do not re-sign by then.
If they re-sign Murray, he will not likely lead the NFL in rushing yards again since they plan to reduce his role.
“I don’t think we would go into a season now with Murray thinking that he was going to have the load he had last year. I don’t believe we would,” Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said to ESPNDallas.com.
Murray carried the ball 392 times in the 2014 season for 1,845 yards. Reducing the Pro Bowler’s workload would benefit him since he has an injury history that he was able to defy in his career season.
The Cowboys also have a Pro Bowl-caliber quarterback in Tony Romo, who had his best season of his career in 2014.