In the last two training camps Dallas Cowboys HC Jason Garrett and others spoke about the need to run the ball more in the upcoming season.
Why is this season any different?
A rapidly improving offensive line that now sports three first round picks. A rushing attack that gained traction in the second half of last season. A 34-year-old quarterback coming off two back surgeries and a battered defense trying to recover from a season in which it sunk to historic depths.
Evidence mounts to suggest this season will be different. Stephen Jones, the Cowboys chief operating officer, took it one step further with this declaration early in camp.
“We will be running the ball more," Jones said.
Not many people believe this because it's something the Cowboys have said for a few years now. But Murray has proved to be a pretty quality back if given the chance. We had a news story earlier this offseason that said everyone in the Dallas organization wants to pass the ball, except for Murray, and that started at the top with owner Jerry Jones. Murray is ranked 8th on our list and has an ADP of the second round. He seems to be gaining a lot of traction in mock drafts, though. But another issue is Murray hasn't started a full 16 games in his three-year career - missing 6 games in 2012 and 2 last season. But if you're plan is to take a WR in the first round and get a back in the second, Murray is becoming a popular option.