According to Don Banks of SI.com, Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray has looked great in training camp so far, after a break out year during his rookie season in 2011.
“Last year’s breakthrough rushing star has gotten off to an eye-opening getaway in his second season, and he looks determined to prove he was no half-season flash in the pan in 2011, when he gained a team-best 897 yards and averaged 5.5 yards per carry despite starting just seven games,” wrote Banks. “Murray’s season ended early in Week 14, when he fractured his right ankle in a home loss to the Giants, and Dallas’ playoff contention expired shortly thereafter.
“Murray is running with speed, power and determination, and shows no ill effects of his December leg injury. I’m the last guy to give fantasy football advice, but if I played, I’d find room for him on my roster. He rushed for just two touchdowns last year, a total he calls unacceptable and one he vows to increase many times over. His teammates gush about his intensity and how he runs with a mean streak, and in one recent practice he set the tone by bowling over reserve cornerback Teddy Williams, sending him to the sidelines with a concussion.”
Murray is hands down the best running back on the Cowboys roster. If he’s able to stay healthy this season, their running game will give opposing defenses major problems.