DeMarco Murray hasn’t been named the team’s starting running back yet, but he has taken a step up. He is off the scout team.
Murray said Jason Garrett called him off the scout team Wednesday.
“I tried to but he told me not to,” Murray said Thursday. “…I don’t think I’m above anyone, so I’m going to continue to do whatever I have to do. Until they tell not to, then that’s when I won’t do it. I’m going to continue to go on scout team, try to get in special teams as much as I can. I’m not above anybody, so I’m going to continue to work hard.”
Felix Jones did not practice Thursday, making it unlikely he returns this week. But Murray is ready for whatever role the Cowboys give him.
“I don’t know what the coaches are going to do,” Murray said. “From my understanding, I think he’s still the starter. He’s a great running back, and he was doing a great job before he went down. I’m expecting him to come back in and do what he’s been doing, which is great, but that doesn’t mean I’m not going to continue to compete and try to help out as much as I can.”
In Jones’ absence, Murray has run for 466 yards. It is the best three-game stretch in team history. Emmitt Smith’s best three-game run was 446 yards in 1993.
-- Charean Williams