Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray said he’s back to 100 percent, and ready to build on his eye-opening rookie season.
During a chat Wednesday on ESPN.com, Murray said the ankle which he broke last December was fully healed, and wouldn’t be an issue when training camp opened.
“The ankle is doing great,” Murray wrote, via Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News. “I’ll be able to do whatever the coaches want me to do.”
Murray rushed for 897 yards, averaging 5.5 per carry as a rookie last season. Of those, 253 came against the Rams, breaking Emmitt Smith’s single-game rushing record.
“I knew I would have some success, but I didn’t know it would go that well,” Murray wrote. “But I was blessed to have good coaches and once I got the opportunity, I ran with it, . . . literally.”
Former first-rounder Felix Jones may still play a large role, but Murray showed last year he’s more than capable of being the lead back.