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OXNARD, Calif. -- Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson said on Friday that the Dallas Cowboys haven't seen the best out of DeMarco Murray.
On Sunday, Murray agreed with the NFL's reigning MVP.
"I think he's right on," Murray said after the Cowboys' first walk-through practice of training camp. "This year is going to be a great year for me, I feel. I've come prepared, physically, mentally and emotionally. I'm definitely ready. I'm excited about this year and what we're going to do."
Murray, who became Oklahoma's lead back after Peterson declared for the draft in 2007, will be entering his third NFL season with a significant change in the Cowboys' running game. Murray will no longer have a fullback in front of him.
Dallas released fullback Lawrence Vickers earlier this month, a move made to put a greater emphasis on two tight-end offensive sets.
"A little different, but it's something that I'm definitely looking forward to," Murray said. "I love running out of different type of personnels: 11, 12, 13. Vickers was a great fullback and I wish him the best. It was a tough deal. But this is definitely something I look forward to."
Murray explained how having pass-catchers like Miles Austin, Dez Bryant and Jason Witten on the outside and no fullback in the backfield will spread the field and open more running lanes.
"It's going to be hard for them to have seven, eight guys in the box," Murray said.
But will he get more opportunities? Dallas is coming off the worst rushing season in franchise history. Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Saturday that they will run the ball more this season.
How does Murray feel about hearing that?
"You get excited, but we'll see what happens," Murray said. "You got to play the game on Sundays. As a running back, you definitely love to have the ball and love to run it. We'll see how the games go."
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We reported earlier today that Cowboys defensive end Anthony Spencer is dealing with a bone bruise in his knee right now.
According to Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com, Spencer may end up needing surgery on his ailing knee. The good news is that he wouldn’t be out too long.
Anthony Spencer said there's a possibility he needs knee surgery. If so, Spencer said he'll...
OXNARD, Calif. -- The Dallas Cowboys worst concerns regarding defensive end Tyrone Crawford were concerned late Sunday as he will undergo surgery following a season-ending torn Achilles sustained here on the opening day of training camp.
Team vice president Stephen Jones expressed concern about a tear before the diagnosis was made official, and Crawford -- a 2012 third-round pick...
One of the big questions on the Dallas Cowboys defense going into training camp was if DeMarcus Ware could make the transition from linebacker to defensive end.
Ware talked about the difference between DE and LB and feels that making the switch could even keep him healthier.
He won’t have to drop into pass coverage and be exposed to extra punishment, all he has to do is go...
The Dallas Cowboys have placed defensive tackle Jay Ratliff and guards Mackenzy Bernadeau and Nate Livings on injured lists before the opening workout of training camp.
Ratliff and Bernadeau were put on the physically unable to perform list Sunday. Livings went on the non-football injury list.
There was no immediate word on their injuries. All three are projected starters.
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A whole new season is nearing, and every team and player is anxious to shake off the rust and be in contention for the big show in February. Unfortunately, DE Tyrone Crawford’s first day back to work could be his last for the season before it even starts.
The Dallas Cowboys open up training camp in Oxnard, California. Crawford was doing some tackling...
Jerry Jones hasn't been known as a man who likes to share.
But the Dallas Cowboys owner let a few fans try on one of his Super Bowl rings on Sunday while signing autographs during the team's first day of training camp in Oxnard, Calif.
Jerry hasn't been very popular among the Cowboys faithful, so he might as well let them see something that hasn't been won in...
According to Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com, Cowboys defensive end Anthony Spencer has a bone bruise on his left knee.
Anthony Spencer has a bone bruise on left knee and said he will talk with team doctors this afternoon to get further evaluations.
— Calvin Watkins (@calvinwatkins) July 22, 2013
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According to Adam Caplan of the Sideline View, the Dallas Cowboys have officially signed free agent offensive lineman Demetress Bell.
Cowboys announced the signing of veteran OT Demetress Bell.
— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) July 21, 2013
Even if Bell doesn’t start for the Cowboys, he’ll give them some much needed depth along their line.
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DeMarcus Ware wore a big smile and he seemed almost giddy.
“I’m looking forward to practice,” he said at the Cowboys’ morning walkthrough Sunday.
It was a strange declaration for a ninth-year veteran player to make. But Ware had his reasons for being excited. For one, he’s healthy again.
“I feel 100 percent,” Ware said.
At the end of the last season, he wasn’t...
The Dallas Cowboys are in the process of reaching a Cowboys Stadium naming rights deal with AT&T, sources tell 105.3 The Fan.
The framework of the arrangement – discussed with the telecommunications giant since the $1.2 billion building opened four years ago – once centered on a $25 million-a-year fee. A source said a Farmers Insurance bid of $700 million for a proposed...
Tony Romo plays the most important position and pulls down the biggest salary on the Dallas Cowboys, but he's not the guy who makes the difference with this year's team.
DeMarco Murray is.
He's more than merely the Cowboys' starting running back; he's the key to their success. Because if Murray can stay in the lineup ... and if the Cowboys can make a commitment...
Cowboys defensive lineman Jay Ratliff injured his hamstring while running during today’s conditioning test.
According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Ratliff will undergo an MRI on his hamstring.
“We’ll just evaluate that as we go with Rat,” Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said. “Rat’s had a few different things going on over the last year that he’s dealt with. He has...
Tony Romo isn’t fat, but he has put on a few extra pounds.
The star quarterback showed up at Cowboys camp on Sunday, weighing just a little bit heavier than in past seasons in this year’s media guide. The team listed Romo at 236 pounds on this year’s camp weigh-in, six pounds heavier than last season.
Romo entered the 2012 season at 230 pounds, which at the time was also the...
As Bill Parcells prepares for induction weekend into the NFL Hall of Fame, August 3rd can’t come soon enough.
Parcells spent 19 years in the NFL and it’s hard to believe it has been seven years since his last coaching destination, the Dallas Cowboys.
Seven years since Tony Romo couldn’t hold on to the football when snapped to him for a game-winning field goal to advance the...
Twenty years ago, the Cowboys headed into a season as the defending Super Bowl champions. It was hardly difficult to find an NFL magazine that featured one of the Cowboys on the cover (even in Missouri).
Emmitt Smith made the cover of Cliff Charpentier’s 1993 Fantasy Football Digest.
A book published in 1993 also featured a member of the Cowboys. It was Cliff Charpentier’s 1993...