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June 07, 2012

DeMarco Murray will use mixed martial arts to get him in condition for the season

DeMarco Murray doesn’t want to talk about his surgically repaired ankle or any of his past injuries. They are behind him.

The Cowboys running back, though, won’t deny he still has a chip on his shoulder.

 “The approach is the same,” said Murray, who led all rookies with 897 yards despite missing the final three games. “At the end of the day, I’m still the… sixth running back taken last year, third-round pick, looked over by many, and I’m still working to get better. I’m not a veteran. I haven’t been here for many years, so I’m trying to work hard every day and prove to myself that I belong here.”

Murray, who fractured his right ankle in a December game against the Giants, has looked like himself again in the team’s organized team activities. He hopes to be even better after a fourth off-season of doing mixed martial arts.

Murray will travel home to Las Vegas to work with former classmate Lorenzo Fertitta after the team’s minicamp next week.

“I was doing it for a month and a half, and once I got the feel, my legs were fresher,” Murray said. “The reps and just the flexibility and hand-eye coordination, [help with] catching the ball. It’s a huge factor.”

-- Charean Williams

 

 

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