Skip to content

DeMarco Murray says he’s capable of a 2,000-yard season

Getty Images

Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray has never even had a 1,000-yard season, but he thinks a 2,000-yard season is a possibility.

Asked on ESPN if he believes he’s capable of rushing for 2,000 yards, Murray said he is.

I think I’m capable of anything,” Murray said, via the Dallas Morning News.

A player needs to average 125 yards a game for 16 games to reach 2,000, and Murray has shown that he’s capable of 125-yard games. In Murray’s 18 games as the Cowboys’ top running back, he has had games of 253, 139, 135 and 131 yards. But all of those games were among Murray’s first nine games as the Cowboys’ top running backs, and he totaled 955 yards in those nine games. In his last nine games, he never reached even 100 yards, and he totaled just 532 yards.

So if Murray could both regain his earlier form and stay healthy for 16 weeks, he is capable of 2,000 yards. But that’s a pretty big “if.”

Permalink 62 Comments Feed for comments Latest Stories in: Dallas Cowboys, Rumor Mill, Top Stories
62 Responses to “DeMarco Murray says he’s capable of a 2,000-yard season”
  1. conormacleod says: Jul 11, 2013 7:11 AM


  2. bucrightoff says: Jul 11, 2013 7:14 AM

    Sure, in Madden 14 maybe.

  3. hawkstradamus says: Jul 11, 2013 7:16 AM

    That’s like a salesman who thinks he can repeat his best month ever 12 months a year. Two chances of that happening, slim and none

  4. nfl4days says: Jul 11, 2013 7:20 AM

    Has he even played a full season yet? You can have all the talent in the world and be completely useless if you cant stay on the field.

  5. dugganmt says: Jul 11, 2013 7:23 AM

    You and me both DeMarco!

  6. rukkus1 says: Jul 11, 2013 7:30 AM

    With a good offensive line and a stretch of good health he would be a total beast! The dude is a stud he just has caught some “bad breaks”

  7. tatatoothy says: Jul 11, 2013 7:34 AM

    Come on… I just spit coffee all over my dang keyboard!!!

  8. baronvonmonocle says: Jul 11, 2013 7:38 AM

    What else would he say when he’s asked that question? “No, I’m not that good?”

  9. irishgary says: Jul 11, 2013 7:41 AM


  10. crystalcoastraider says: Jul 11, 2013 7:43 AM

    ALL RB’s in the NFL are “capable” of a 2000 yard season, but unfortunately for them, it takes more than just running to make it happen…O line, scheme, O coordinator, etc…If Murray is implying that all that is going to happen, then he’s sadly mistaken.

  11. germanstingray says: Jul 11, 2013 7:44 AM

    …if the Cowboys had a competent OL, and the opposing defenses only put eight men on the field.

  12. keithdylan says: Jul 11, 2013 7:45 AM

    Does he know they don’t count training camp, pre-season and practice yardage?

  13. stopdk12 says: Jul 11, 2013 7:46 AM

    i agree…

    if he played for the Redskins.

  14. gb4mn0 says: Jul 11, 2013 7:47 AM

    “I think I’m capable of anything,” Murray said, via the Dallas Morning News.


    I guess Murray is trying to scare the defenses into playing him loose or he’ll go AH on them.

  15. gb4mn0 says: Jul 11, 2013 7:50 AM

    hawkstradamus says:
    Jul 11, 2013 7:16 AM
    That’s like a salesman who thinks he can repeat his best month ever 12 months a year. Two chances of that happening, slim and none


    True, unless you’re a knee pad salesman in MN.

  16. bigfunky13 says: Jul 11, 2013 7:52 AM

    He meant 2,000 yards of tape in the trainer’s room to bandage his various injuries

  17. johnnyjagfan says: Jul 11, 2013 7:53 AM

    He did look pretty unstoppable for a while in ’11 before injuring something. Drafted him in Fantasy last year and got tired of his name on my bench. Sat there what? Six or Seven weeks?

    Can’t get 2k on the inactive list.

  18. Sanchezizgr8 says: Jul 11, 2013 7:55 AM

    I guess if that was what he actually said, sure. But it wasn’t.

  19. contrarianjon says: Jul 11, 2013 7:55 AM

    Start by staying healthy for one season, kid

  20. doctorjagaloon says: Jul 11, 2013 8:02 AM

    The premise of this post is annoying.. ESPN (ugh) asks a player if he thinks he can achieve a difficult statistic, the player responds with a reasonable “anytging is possible” and then the article headline reads “Player thinks he can hit x stat” in a somewhat-mocking fashion.

    Now the cowboys are about my least favorite team but thats like someone adking a homeless person if he can make $100k this year, he responds with “anything’s possible” and the person says “haha look everyone, this bum said he can male 100k!”

  21. clavette says: Jul 11, 2013 8:04 AM

    Well if he gets 200 yards a game for the 10 games he’s gonna play this year that would certainly be 2000 yards

  22. paulsmith107 says: Jul 11, 2013 8:12 AM

    Haters!!!! He is good enough to get 2000 yards heck Chris Johnson did it. Problem is he has to stay healthy Dallas has to run the ball and the line has to block but talent wise can he do it? Sure can but haters will hate cause he’s a cowboy but if he were a Bengal and said this people would applaud it

  23. mattjay0101 says: Jul 11, 2013 8:21 AM

    I think the entire Dallas Cowboy organization is drunk……like Randy Travis drunk.

  24. jbeagles23 says: Jul 11, 2013 8:22 AM

    Don’t know who is worse. Romo thinking he’s an elite qb or this. The cowboys players are as delusional as their fans

  25. alldonesmith says: Jul 11, 2013 8:23 AM

    Just like the rest of the Cowboys: overrated.

  26. cbalboavt says: Jul 11, 2013 8:26 AM

    He didn’t come out and say that, he was specifically asked that. Find me a starting RB who.would say otherwise. Moving on…

  27. ColtsWinColtsWin!! says: Jul 11, 2013 8:29 AM

    If he played 16 games against the JETS, yes, yes he would be.

  28. nou04 says: Jul 11, 2013 8:30 AM

    Damn Murray. I don’t have a problem with a player being confident or having some big goals, but lets take baby steps. Stay healthy for a season first. IF you can do that, and hit 1,000, yards, then shoot for 2,000. Otherwise you sound kind of foolish.

  29. dspyank2k11 says: Jul 11, 2013 8:33 AM

    If he can stay healthy for 16 games…

  30. diegiantsdie says: Jul 11, 2013 8:33 AM

    According to my fantasy team last year, u should worry about playing all 16 first

  31. b3nz0z says: Jul 11, 2013 8:38 AM


  32. olhoss1884 says: Jul 11, 2013 8:42 AM

    Yards riding on the injury cart from the field to the locker room do not count. Otherwise he’d have a shot at it.

  33. patfic15 says: Jul 11, 2013 8:43 AM

    Hahahahahahahahahahaha. I needed that this morning.

  34. bubbasmithguy says: Jul 11, 2013 8:43 AM

    Maybe if the season stretches over four years.

  35. dexterismyhero says: Jul 11, 2013 8:53 AM

    is he going back to high school?

  36. wittenisgod says: Jul 11, 2013 8:54 AM

    I’m a cowboys can but don’t get why Murray and Bryant keep going on! Just do it don’t talk about it!!

  37. bennyb82 says: Jul 11, 2013 8:59 AM

    Gotta love reporter’s asking that question. If he says yes or even no then they have a story.

  38. popcrowl says: Jul 11, 2013 9:03 AM

    How about saying that you are capable of staying healthy for a full season. That would be a good start.

  39. mazzstar30 says: Jul 11, 2013 9:06 AM

    Talk about baiting a guy into saying something (as First Take likes to do) and then making him sound like a gloating tool… He was on ESPN all day yesterday and sounded like a genuine and nice guy and is now under fire… And this is coming from a diehard Giants fan!

  40. flipola says: Jul 11, 2013 9:42 AM

    He didn’t bring it up. What’s he gonna do, say no?

  41. smjones5984 says: Jul 11, 2013 9:46 AM

    And Jerry Jones is a capable of becoming a good GM…

  42. southsidesteve86 says: Jul 11, 2013 9:49 AM

    Don’t we hear this every offseason from some young RB that’s proven nothing in the league.

  43. cowboys317row9 says: Jul 11, 2013 9:52 AM

    jbeagles23 says:
    Jul 11, 2013 8:22 AM
    Don’t know who is worse. Romo thinking he’s an elite qb or this. The cowboys players are as delusional as their fans

    An Eagles fan calling Cowboy fans delusional? Go ask Lurie if you can polish that empty trophy case brah lmao.

    Cowboys, Giants and Skins > Eagles

  44. tarunksathish says: Jul 11, 2013 10:13 AM

    DeMarco probably won’t even play 16 games, but he’s capable of 2,000 yards? That’s nice honey…

  45. thejimius says: Jul 11, 2013 10:17 AM

    The people ragging on Murray should probably point their ridicule to the people who asked him such a stupid question in the first place. How was he supposed to answer? No?

  46. myeaglescantwin says: Jul 11, 2013 10:20 AM

    That top notch OL in Dallas should really clear some holes for this guy. . . . . . .
    oh wait, that line was their biggest liability.

    Well maybe he means 2,000 yds including the playoffs.
    oh wait, Toni Romo can’t get you there.

    I bet if you ask all the cowboys fans right now, they will support the 2,000 yd statement.
    But if you as a cowboys fan in December. . . . .
    oh wait,, those front runners take off their jerseys midseason..

    real question,,,
    who are the biggest group of bandwagoners???
    Cowboys fans or the newly arriving Redskins fans???

  47. myeaglescantwin says: Jul 11, 2013 10:24 AM

    dude aint seen 100yds since 2011.

  48. nebster21 says: Jul 11, 2013 10:41 AM

    Except for the fact that he plays in the NFC East

  49. richndc says: Jul 11, 2013 10:42 AM

    ladies, ladies–he was asked a question and his response was “I am capable of anything”. It was not a prediction. I think he is well aware of his own injury history and production. I hear some of your mothers calling down the basement stairs to let you know she has your little bowl of mac and cheese ready now….

  50. purefb says: Jul 11, 2013 10:43 AM

    ESPN just trying to make a story. Asked a reasonable question and he is confident enought to think he can be good. ESPN just bored in the offseason.

  51. bloodisred says: Jul 11, 2013 10:44 AM

    He didn’t randomly state, “I can rush for 2000 yards”, he was asked a question and he answered it, quite well i think. For those that didn’t read the article his answer was, “I think I’m capable of anything”. What would you prefer? “Uh, no…no way” ?

  52. darocnessmonsta says: Jul 11, 2013 10:45 AM

    all u have to do to get a million idoits to comment about the Cowboys Is Simply leave the Headline as The Cowboys And they Come out like roaches when the lights go off!!!

  53. garcia7168 says: Jul 11, 2013 10:49 AM

    “I am capable of anything.”

    As much as I’d like to see him hit 2K, I’d prefer he didn’t HAVE TO. Counting on Murray to post those numbers means no one else is producing. As long as Romo and the other offensive weapons are firing on all cylinders and we’re winning games, I’ll be happy.

  54. mungman69 says: Jul 11, 2013 10:52 AM


  55. rightwingredskin says: Jul 11, 2013 11:08 AM

    Is this real life? This guy is a soft bum… They cowgirls don’t have a stellar offensive line to carry this bum to a ton of yards line they did Emmitt Smith.

  56. footbal1q says: Jul 11, 2013 11:15 AM

    Is Larry Allen still blocking for the Cowboys? Um wait he isn’t .. Try and stay healthy first!

  57. orakpownd says: Jul 11, 2013 11:19 AM


    Redskins fans bandwagon?!….BWAHAHAHAH there haven’t been any of those in over 80 years. Get outta here….

  58. northstarsmitty says: Jul 11, 2013 11:20 AM

    He should play a full 16 games 1st and try eclipsing 1,000 yards in a season to start. Little steps big buddy

  59. wgray981 says: Jul 11, 2013 12:34 PM

    If Murray stays healthy all year the Cowboys make the playoffs. Unfortunately for them, there doesn’t seem to be a good chance of that happening.

  60. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Jul 11, 2013 2:37 PM

    Murray is an outstanding RB when healthy but he will not get 2,000 yards playing 10 or 12 games like he has in the past.

    I like his effort but Murray may be wise to not try to hit the big run every carry and just get what is there. He must become more durable.

  61. romoscollarbone says: Jul 11, 2013 2:45 PM

    I think the RB-crown of the helmet rule is going to help him immensely. Too often he gets to the second level and then seeks contact. He has the wheels to break away from guys too, so it’s puzzling.

    Last year in the Game 1 against the Giants he busted a play to the right side cleared into the second level and had nothing but open field in front of him and he turned it back in to punish the Safety. The guy has talent but has had some tough luck injuries. Hopefully he can put it all together this year and take some pressure off the passing game.

  62. cboy4lyf says: Jul 13, 2013 3:36 AM

    Their is nothing wrong with setting high goals. If you believe you can achieve.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!