News: FWST: Garrett says DeMarco a complete back but declines to name him the starter

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  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    Clarence Hill

    Rookie running back DeMarco Murray has done wonders since filling in for the injured Felix Jones three games ago.

    "He's really done a lot for us," coach Jason Garrett said. "Any time you have a player like Felix Jones go down you're hopeful the next guy can step in and do the job," Garrett said. "We felt great about drafting DeMarco. We felt like he was a complete back and I think he's shown us in the last three weeks what kind of football player he is. One of the things showing up a lot is he is breaking tackles. I think he's making some people miss but I think he's also physical at the end of runs and making after contract which is really an important trait for a runner."
  2. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    It would be one of the biggest disservices to this team in a long while to not allow Murray to start regardless of Felix's health status.

    He's just a better player in just about every aspect.

    And he finishes runs like a champ. The way he ran over the DB on that little swing pass was just beautiful.

    If he stays healthy, teams will come away playing Dallas pretty sore. Between him and Dez, I can't see many DBs looking forward to facing the Cowboys. They're both just punishers.
  3. starfrombirth

    starfrombirth Well-Known Member

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    Im torn because Felix is just ... explosive. But, Demarco has earned a starting role, I believe. I just hope we don't lose one or the other.
  4. JonJon

    JonJon Injured Reserve

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    Felix can still be explosive as a 3rd down back, but there is no question who should receive the bulk of the carries.
  5. cbow44

    cbow44 Member

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    I'm torn, Murray has clearly earned the starting job. but there is an old adage in the NFL, a veteran is not supposed to lose his job while injured. Dosent mean I agree with it but Garrett played for a long time and probably has some of that mind set.
  6. ThreeSportStar80

    ThreeSportStar80 Benched

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    I say Murray should be the starter, he's A COMPLETE running back! If you want Felix on the field put him out there along with Murray.
  7. Cowboy06

    Cowboy06 Professional Positive Naysayer

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    And how did Tom Brady get his first start?...just asking...;)
  8. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    To be fair, it's no coincidence that Murray has done all this damage after Holland and Fiametta were both playing. I'd be curious to see what Felix could do with some of the holes that Murray has had.
  9. realtick

    realtick Benched

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    I have no doubt in my mind that Garrett is going to make Murray the "starter." I think he's doing the right thing in not naming a starter while Felix is on the sideline. What purpose does it serve?
  10. JPostSam

    JPostSam Well-Known Member

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    there's nothing wrong with both running backs getting 15 carries per game, with exceptions for when one guy gets hot.

    both players are running with a combination of patience and authority, both can make plays in the passing game, and both have the speed to go the distance.

    with better offensive line play and a real fullback giving the runners good blocks, jones and murray could make our running game something special.
  11. Zman5

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    If it makes Felix better, he can be the token starter. The best RB should get the most carries regardless of who starts the game.
  12. UVAwahoos

    UVAwahoos Benched

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    Why would Ginger essentially humiliate Felix like that to the media by demoting him while injured? Ginger is an awful coach, but he played in this league and I don't think you'll ever see him create a controversy about things like this. He's too savvy to buy into the media's games.
  13. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    If Felix lost his job it wasn't while he was injured.

    It was while he was healthy doing very little as the featured back in this offense.

    Felix is better served as a guy who carries only a few times anyway........provided he can withstand that.
  14. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    So the team takes a hit to protect someone's feelings?

    Please. Murray is clearly the best back right now. There is no question about it.

    Last I checked, Dallas was trying to win games not make sure everyone got their Tee-Ball trophy for being on the team.
  15. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    You are not supposed to lost your starting job because of injury.

    That said I'd start Murray from here on. :eek::
  16. silver

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    we're going to have the best one-two punch in the league. can't wait to line them up together on third down shot gun and fake one screen to one of them and go to the other side. the more weapons we have the better IMHO.
  17. starchamber

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    I haven't seen anything in the way of explosiveness from Felix on a consistant basis this season. He shows flashes and then gets injured. Murray deserves to start. If Garrett puts felix back into the lineup as the starter, it says alot about his Offensive IQ. As if much has not been said already...
  18. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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    I agree ....
  19. Ren

    Ren Well-Known Member

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    So much for the culture change in Dallas, Garrett = Wade 2.0 if he runs Felix out there to start on Sunday
  20. cbow44

    cbow44 Member

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    Yes if Felix lost his starting job it would be while he was injured.

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