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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:03:35 -0700
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray will return to the ball-carrying style he used in his first three seasons with the team when he lost just three fumbles. Murray has already fumbled twice in the first two games of this season while carrying the ball with his left hand. "You definitely make more plays when the ball is in your outside hand," Murray said, "(but) just got to be smart about it and see what happens. Can't overthink it, so I'm not worried about it." Murray rushed a career-high 29 times against the Tennessee Titans in Week 2, and his 51 carries are the most in a two-game span in his career.
Fantasy Tip: One has to wonder if this will limit his big-play ability, but it's really nothing that should affect his fantasy value. Murray is the most expensive running back at FantasyScore this week ($8,600), making a return on investment tough to come by against the St. Louis Rams.
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:26:40 -0700
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray may be in talks with the team about a new contract in the near future. Chief operating officer Stephen Jones said the team wouldn't be against giving Murray a new contract and that they desire to keep him in Dallas long-term, adding that Murray has increased that desire with his play so far this season.
Fantasy Tip: So far, Murray has proven that last season was not a fluke. He's a legitimate RB1 through the rest of the season and is probably worth any price on FantasyScore.
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 07:47:33 -0700
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray had 29 carries for 167 yards and a touchdown against the Tennessee Titans in Week 2.
Fantasy Tip: Murray should be a great RB1 option in Week 3 against the St. Louis Rams.
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 09:55:46 -0700
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray said he is only focused on getting better, and not on his stats. "Well, I'm focused on getting better right now," Murray said. "I'm not worried about individual accolades. I'm trying to get better every day and help this team out. Once the preseason is over I'll sit down and talk about it with myself team goal as well as individual."
Fantasy Tip: The main concern with Murray is health, but he is a solid RB1 in all formats heading into the 2014 season.
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 11:06:46 -0700
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray is expected to receive most of the carries this season, but other running backs could also receive some snaps as part of a committee at running back, according to Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett.
Fantasy Tip: Murray is entering the season as the starter but does come with an injury risk. He has never played 16 games in any of his three seasons with the Cowboys. Murray probably will be a starter in most fantasy leagues, but owners should have other strong running backs on their roster in case he suffers an injury during the season.
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 16:22:32 -0700
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray looks ready for another 1,000-yard season, as he has been strong and decisive in training camp.
Fantasy Tip: Murray is one of the few running backs in the NFL these days that isn't in some sort of timeshare in the backfield. He's an all-purpose back that is a definite RB1 when he can stay on the field.
Thu, 07 Aug 2014 09:13:08 -0700
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray and TE Jason Witten are not expected to play in the first preseason game, according to a source.
Fantasy Tip: Neither player needs to play in the first preseason game but should receive playing time at some point during the preseason. Both players should be considered starters at their positions in most fantasy leagues.
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 12:02:01 -0700
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray said he is feeling great as he heads into training camp. "I'm excited. I'm feeling great," Murray said. "Excited to get out [to training camp] and get things going."
Fantasy Tip: As long as Murray can stay healthy, he is an RB1 in all fantasy football formats.
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 12:00:59 -0700
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray thinks the team is making progress and is the most talented squad he has been a part of. "I think you can say that, yeah," Murray said Wednesday. "From the leadership we have and the young guys, I think you can say that."
Tue, 15 Jul 2014 09:08:13 -0700
Dallas Cowboys RB Joseph Randle has the inside track to win the No. 3 running back job, and would likely take over the every-down role if something were to happen to RB DeMarco Murray.
Mon, 16 Jun 2014 12:28:50 -0700
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray recently said he wants to play in Dallas "forever." Murray is entering the final year of his contract. The team is not yet in talks with Murray's agent on a new deal.
Fantasy Tip: The fact that it is the final year of his contract gives Murray even more incentive to perform well in 2014. He is undoubtedly a RB1 in the Cowboys' potent offense.
Mon, 19 May 2014 13:23:47 -0700
Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Scott Linehan recently said on 105.3 The Fan KRLD-FM that Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray and the running game will be the strength of the offense this season.
Fantasy Tip: Murray's 2013 campaign has him in RB1 territory heading into the 2014 draft season. An increased workload is encouraging, but there is also greater chance for injury. Murray is already an injury risk, having missed games in both of the past two seasons.
Thu, 13 Feb 2014 10:36:05 -0800
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray recieved an increase in base salary in 2014 and is now scheduled to earn $1.389 million. With bonuses, he will count for $1.554 million against the salary cap.
Sat, 08 Feb 2014 07:30:22 -0800
The Dallas Cowboys may be patient with the contract situation for RB DeMarco Murray, in the opinion of Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas. Archer suggests the team may wait to see how things play out with Murray before extending him.
Fri, 31 Jan 2014 13:03:19 -0800
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray could be in line for a new contract in 2014 in the opinion of Calvin Watkins of ESPN Dallas. It could be a short term deal to help solidify the position.
Mon, 27 Jan 2014 11:50:14 -0800
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray likely will not receive a contract extension this offseason, but he is a part of the team's future.
Mon, 20 Jan 2014 16:56:22 -0800
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray has been added to the 2014 Pro Bowl as a replacement for San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore (undisclosed).
Fri, 03 Jan 2014 14:47:12 -0800
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray has been fined $21,000 for striking an opponent with the crown of his helmet during the team's Week 17 game.
Thu, 26 Dec 2013 17:57:41 -0800
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray said he is prepared to handle more carries Week 17 because of the injury to QB Tony Romo (back). "I'm preparing like I do any other week. I'm working hard, making sure I know my assignments and knowing my keys and things of that nature, so I'll be ready," Murray said.
Sun, 22 Dec 2013 07:06:37 -0800
There is a growing rift between QB Tony Romo and RB DeMarco Murray. They have a "frosty" relationship as Romo continues to choose to pass over running the ball.
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 18:21:03 -0800
The Dallas Cowboys plan to ride RB DeMarco Murray as much as they can after losing RB Lance Dunbar (knee). "DeMarco Murray is our lead back, has been our lead back all year long, has done an excellent job for us, did a really good job in the game the other day again," head coach Jason Garrett said Tuesday, Dec. 3. "He'll be the lead dog. The other guys, (RBs Joseph Randle and Phillip Tanner) will have to step up if they have an opportunity if DeMarco can't go."
Fantasy Tip: If you're a Murray fantasy owner, this is music to your ears. Randle and Tanner are not real threats to push their way into a timeshare with Murray, so he will see a bulk of the carries in a league where in this day and age teams are using a two-back system. Over his past three games, Murray has 238 rushing yards and four touchdowns, and he has eight receptions for 79 yards over his past two outings.
Fri, 08 Nov 2013 13:34:20 -0800
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (knee) practiced in full Friday, Nov. 8, and is probable for Week 10.
Fantasy Tip: Murray should be in all lineups but is a low-end RB2 because of the hesitance of the Cowboys' coaching staff to rely on the run this season.
Thu, 07 Nov 2013 15:41:40 -0800
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 7.
Fantasy Tip: Murray should be able to play this week and should be in the starting lineup for most fantasy owners.
Wed, 06 Nov 2013 15:11:46 -0800
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (knee) practiced in full Wednesday, Nov. 6.
Fantasy Tip: The good news is that Murray appears to be fully healed from his knee ailment, and he said he "felt fine" in Week 9. The disappointing side: Murray ran just four times for 33 yards, and the Cowboys remain heavily unbalance on offense in favor of the pass. Murray should be in your lineup as an RB2.
Mon, 04 Nov 2013 09:23:38 -0800
The Dallas Cowboys and QB Tony Romo threw the ball 52 times in their Week 9 win over the Minnesota Vikings and ran the ball just nine times. It's the first time Romo has won a game when he's thrown over 50 passes in a game since 2007.
Fantasy Tip: The Cowboys' offense remains uneven in terms of play calling. Perhaps they didn't want to overwork DeMarco Murray (knee) in his first game back.
Sun, 03 Nov 2013 08:04:47 -0800
Dallas Cowboys CB DeMarco Murray (knee) is expected to start in the team's Week 9 game.
Fantasy Tip: There is a chance his knee could limit him at times during the game, but he should be started in all fantasy leagues because he has a good matchup this week.
Fri, 01 Nov 2013 14:25:17 -0700
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 1, and is listed as probable for Week 9.
Fantasy Tip: It looks like Murray will be able to return after missing time because of his knee injury. He could be considered a risky No. 2 running back for owners this week.
Thu, 31 Oct 2013 15:11:53 -0700
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 31.
Fantasy Tip: It looks like Murray will be able to return to the lineup because he has practiced the last two days. He should be in the starting lineups for owners this week as a running back or a flex option.
Wed, 30 Oct 2013 15:11:14 -0700
Dallas Cowboys WR Miles Austin (hamstring), CB Morris Claiborne (hamstring), LB DeVonte Holloman (neck), S Danny McCray (hip, toe), DE DeMarcus Ware (thigh) and S J.J. Wilcox (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 30. SS Barry Church (hamstring) and DT Jason Hatcher (neck) were limited. RB Lance Dunbar (hamstring), WR Dwayne Harris (hip), RB DeMarco Murray (knee) and DE George Selvie (shoulder) practiced in full.
Wed, 30 Oct 2013 10:08:38 -0700
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (knee) is participating in practice Wednesday, Oct. 30. Head coach Jason Garrett said Murray is closer to returning but would not say if Murray will be able to play Week 9.
Fantasy Tip: Owners should monitor Murray's practice participation during the week because there appears to be a chance that he will be able to play this week.
Sun, 27 Oct 2013 19:18:38 -0700
Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said Sunday, Oct. 27, that RB DeMarco Murray (knee) could have played in Week 8 against the Detroit Lions. "I think DeMarco Murray could have gone," Jones said. "I don't know what risk we would have taken with him, but he could have gone." RB Joseph Randle rushed for just 26 yards on 14 carries, and RB Lance Dunbar had 16 yards on five runs.
Sun, 27 Oct 2013 08:47:24 -0700
The Dallas Cowboys have declared OT Darrion Weems, RB DeMarco Murray, DL DeMarcus Ware, LB DeVonte Holloman, FS J.J. Wilcox, WR Miles Austin, C Phil Costa inactive for Week 8.
Sun, 27 Oct 2013 08:27:05 -0700
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (knee) has been declared inactive for the team's Week 8 game.
Fantasy Tip: Joseph Randle likely will receive most of the carries during the game and should be considered a No. 3 running back or flex option this week.
Sun, 27 Oct 2013 06:35:15 -0700
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (knee) will test his knee out pregame, but appears ready to play in Week 8.
Fri, 25 Oct 2013 20:33:39 -0700
Dallas Cowboys RB Joseph Randle might make his second straight start in place of RB DeMarco Murray (knee) in Week 8 against the Detroit Lions, if Murray is unable to go. Officially, Murray is questionable, or 50-50 to play.
Fantasy Tip: Randle would face a Detroit Lions rushing defense which ranks 23rd in the NFL, allowing 115.1 yards per game on the ground. If Randle does indeed make the start, consider him a sneaky low-end RB2 or flex play in most fantasy leagues.
Fri, 25 Oct 2013 12:56:42 -0700
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (knee) is officially listed as questionable for Week 8 against the Detroit Lions, but the team is optimistic that he will play after he went through a third straight day of limited practice Friday, Oct. 25. Murray missed Week 7 with a sprained knee. "He's got a real shot," executive vice president Stephen Jones said of Murray. "Wouldn't say for sure. I think it's still questionable but we'll kind of see how he feels after today's practice and we'll see how it feels on Sunday and we'll make a decision …. We want to do right for DeMarco for the season not just one game." RB Joseph Randle would start again if Murray isn't able to suit up. RB Lance Dunbar (hamstring) will also be back in Week 8.
Fantasy Tip: Basically, Murray will be a game-time decision this weekend. Check back Sunday morning to find out if he's playing. If he's in there, he should probably be in your starting lineup, depending on your other options.
Thu, 24 Oct 2013 14:24:57 -0700
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (knee) practiced for the second straight day Thursday, Oct. 24, and appears to be on track to start in Week 8 against the Detroit Lions.
Fantasy Tip: Murray may be limited in some fashion, but the Cowboys are unlikely to start him if he isn't ready. Check back tomorrow and Sunday for his final status, but if he's playing, he should be in your lineups.
Thu, 24 Oct 2013 06:49:29 -0700
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (knee) is expected to play in Week 8.
Wed, 23 Oct 2013 14:53:48 -0700
Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (knee) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 23, and he was wearing shoulder pads and sweatpants.
Fantasy Tip: It appears as though Murray is headed for a questionable designation for Week 8 against the Detroit Lions. If he plays, he'll likely split plenty of the workload with Joseph Randle. Tread carefully here.
Wed, 23 Oct 2013 10:46:05 -0700
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (knee) participated in some individual drills during practice Wednesday, Oct. 23.
Fantasy Tip: It is good that Murray was able to participate in practice, but his status for Week 8 is still uncertain at this point. Owners should monitor his practice participation for the rest of the week to get a better idea of his status.
Tue, 22 Oct 2013 20:47:55 -0700
The feeling is that Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (knee) will try to play in Week 8 against the Detroit Lions, according to beat writer Bryan Broaddus.
Sun, 20 Oct 2013 08:46:56 -0700
The Dallas Cowboys have declared OT Darrion Weems, OG David Arkin, RB DeMarco Murray, DL DeMarcus Ware, LB DeVonte Holloman, RB Lance Dunbar inactive for Week 7.
Sun, 20 Oct 2013 08:40:05 -0700
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (knee) has been declared inactive for the team's Week 7 game.
Fantasy Tip: Joseph Randle is expected to get most of the playing time at running back with Murray out. Randle should be considered as a flex option for most fantasy owners.
Sun, 20 Oct 2013 07:02:19 -0700
The Dallas Cowboys are no longer sold on RB DeMarco Murray as a franchise running back. The team could look to add a running back at the trade deadline.
Fri, 18 Oct 2013 15:28:19 -0700
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 18, and is listed as doubtful for Week 7.
Fantasy Tip: It appears like Murray will sit out the game because of his injury. Joseph Randle likely will receiver most of the reps at running back this week and should be considered a flex option for most fantasy owners.
Thu, 17 Oct 2013 10:30:30 -0700
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (knee) was not participating in the portion of practice open to the media Thursday, Oct. 17.
Wed, 16 Oct 2013 15:54:51 -0700
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (knee) is preparing as if he will play in Week 7 against the Philadelphia Eagles. "I am running, doing some good things with (trainer) Britt (Brown). We haven't said which way, what we're going to do yet. I think it all depends on how comfortable I am. We were able to do some things today and it felt good," Murray said. Owner Jerry Jones said Murray could sit out this week and return in Week 8 to face the Detroit Lions.
Fantasy Tip: Murray is probably being overly optimistic. The Cowboys won't rush him back, especially with his history of injuries and slow recoveries. Don't expect to be able to use him this weekend. Joseph Randle should see a large amount of work even if Murray miraculously plays.
Mon, 14 Oct 2013 15:29:08 -0700
Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (knee) believes there is a chance he could play Week 7 despite suffering a sprained medial collateral ligament Week 6. Murray said his status for the game will depend on how he feels Friday, Oct. 18.
Fantasy Tip: Owners should monitor his participation in practice this week and the inactive list if he is not ruled out before the game. There is a chance the team holds him out to give him more time to heal. If he is active for the game, he likely will be limited by the injury.
Mon, 14 Oct 2013 11:12:41 -0700
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (knee) will miss the team's Week 7 game but may be able to play Week 8.
Fantasy Tip: With Murray out, Joseph Randle likely will see most of the carries with Phillip Tanner also receiving some playing time. Randle should be considered a flex option while Murray is out. Tanner likely will be just a bench option at this point.
Mon, 14 Oct 2013 09:35:05 -0700
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (knee) is dealing with a left medial collateral ligament sprain in his knee, and he'll undergo an MRI exam Monday, Oct. 14. Murray was injured in the second quarter against the Washington Redskins and entered the day ranked fifth in the league with 399 rushing yards. It's unknown if Murray will be able to play in Week 7 against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Fantasy Tip: Murray will probably be questionable in Week 7, so keep tabs on his status during the week. It's not a long-term injury, but Murray has been injury-prone and isn't what we'd call a quick healer. If he can't play, the Cowboys would likely go with some combination of Phillip Tanner and Joseph Randle in the backfield.