Former Eagles and Redskins pro personnel director Louis...

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Former Eagles and Redskins pro personnel director Louis Riddick doesn’t see Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray avoid tacklers nearly often enough.

“DeMarco is a hard runner, but I have always had some issues with DeMarco because he is very, very, very straight line,” Riddick said. “He has no ability to make people miss.

“As a matter of fact, you saw numerous times that there were some holes that DeMarco could have got through, but he is a guy who has to gather himself to really make hard, sharp cuts to exploit those running lanes. Sometimes it looks like he’s leaning so far forward he’s stumbling, his head’s down and he’ll just run into the back of his own lineman, run into holes where it’s obviously clogged up and he’s not able to move laterally.

“I don’t know if they have anybody on their roster that can really execute those type of cuts the way you want a running back to be able to, especially when the window of opportunity opens and closes really fast. I think [Lance] Dunbar is the guy who’s most able to do that.”

Fantasy Impact: 

Murray is the #17 RB in standard formats but with 13 receptions through two games, he's #10 in PPR.

Filed Under: 2013, W3

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