The Dallas Cowboys and owner Jerry Jones love what they’ve seen from running back DeMarco Murray. The thing that really stood out to Jones was that he can carry the ball between the tackles.
“The thing that excited me the most was the question mark on him: ‘Was he a good inside runner?’” Jones said. “We saw that he could carry the mail inside. We didn’t know that. The draft didn’t know that. The NFL didn’t know that. But he showed that. So that is very encouraging. That gives you the stability or credibility that you like as your back.”
“There are those in the Cowboys’ organization who believe Murray has a chance to be one of the great ones, like (Emmitt) Smith and Tony Dorsett,” wrote Clarence E. Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
I think the only thing that may stand in the way of Murray having a great career, is his inability to stay healthy. He must prove that he’s not injury prone.
Former NFL running back Emmitt Smith told NBC’s Sports Talk that would lie about concussions to stay on the field and keep playing during a game.
“Oh, most definitely,” Smith told NBC SportsTalk, per ProFootballTalk.com. “At the end of the day, if I can make it happen, I’m going to make it happen. I’m going to do what I have to do.”
Smith said that players don’t think about what shape they’ll be in after they retire.
“How many people think about — ‘Someday, I’m going to be 50?’ — when they’re 20-something years old?” Smith said. “As a young player, you can go through certain things that you might not understand the repercussions right then and there because it’s in the moment.”
Smith is right, players don’t think about how their health will be down the road, but then they’ll want to sue the NFL for their injuries, even though they would do the same thing all over again.