DeMarco Murray said he didn't pay attention to criticism he took last week. Murray had 32 carries for 111 yards, a 3.5 yards per carry average, in the first two games.
"I wasn’t aware of anything, whether it was positive or negative," Murray said Monday. "I don’t read into it too much. All I’m doing is trying to work hard, and whatever they ask me to do, I’m trying to do it. I’m sure those guys (offensive line) aren’t worried about anything either. We’re out here, playing football, having fun, at the same time trying to win games."
On Monday, Murray talked for the first time since rushing for 175 yards on a career-high 26 carries.
"We were playing well as an offense," Murray said. "The offense line did a great job protecting [Tony] Romo, opening up some lanes for the running back, PT [Phillip Tanner], [Lance] Dunbar and myself. You’ve got to give credit to those guys. The receivers blocked well, the tight ends had a huge day blocking. Offensively, we did well."
It was Murray's fifth career 100-yard game, his first since the 2012 season opener when he had 131 yards on 20 carries against the Giants.
"I just think in general we need to run the ball better, and he's the guy running it," Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said. "I think everybody needed that kind of game. The offensive linemen needed that kind of game, our offense in general, and certainly he's beneficiary of it as the guy who has the ball in his hands."
Murray received a game ball for his performance Sunday.
-- Charean Williams