Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 9/15/13
There was only one man in the NFL who touched the ball more than Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray in Week 1 -- Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy with 32 touches. Murray touched the ball 28 times for 125 yards with no touchdowns in the Cowboys' season-opening victory against the New York Giants. In Week 2 Murray gets another chance to do it again when the Cowboys visit the Kansas City Chiefs. Murray carried the ball 20 times last week and caught eight passes out of the backfield. The Cowboys wanted to run the ball more but short passes to Murray were almost like run plays and they allowed the Cowboys to get some shorter distances on second down. "I thought it went well" Murray said of the short throws. "I thought we ran it 20 times but I know they want to run it more we’ll see how that goes. Whenever you get passes like that sometimes those are better than handoff runs. (You get) a little bit more space and things of that nature (to run). I thought they did a good job of calling plays." Durability has been a question for the Cowboys' starting running back because he's never finished a full season without getting injured. In 2012 he missed six games with a sprained foot yet had three games with 20 or more carries. He touched the ball 27 times in a Dec. 2 game against Philadelphia.
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