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The Dallas Cowboys have not been to the playoffs or even had a winning season since 2009, but RB DeMarco Murray believes he is ready to lead them there this year.
The NFL’s leader in almost every major rushing category – yards, carries, yards/game, TDs (#3), and yards/rush (#5) – has helped lead the Cowboys to a 7-3 start – their best start in years, and now feels ready to take it a step further.
“I’m ready,” Murray said Monday, per ESPN Dallas. “Like I’ve said before, whatever they ask me to do I’m going to do it times 10. It’s going to be an exciting next couple of weeks for us.”
Murray told reporters that the bye week left him “recharged” for an upcoming slate that includes the Giants on Sunday night before two meetings with the Eagles over the following three weeks.
With 123.3 yards/game, currently the 13th best average in NFL history, Murray is on pace to rush for just under 2,000 yards – which would still be more than enough to break the team record held by RB Emmitt Smith. As it stands right now, Murray has already put up the 13th highest total in team history. He needs only 100 more to move into the top 10 in Cowboys single-season history.