Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray is on pace to break the NFL record for carries in a season, and so far he’s shown no signs of slowing down. Murray says tight end Jason Witten deserves a lot of the credit for that.
Murray told the Star-Telegram that Witten pushed him through offseason workouts that have them both in better shape and ready to withstand the rigors of a 16-game season.
“It helped a lot, obviously with the stamina aspect just building a good armor for your body so you can take some hits and take the pounding of a long season,” Murray said. “He’s done it for a long time, and he’s someone who has had a lot of success in this league, and he knows what to do to take care of your body in season and out of season, so it helped a lot, and I have to thank him, and we’re still working together.”
Witten said he taught Murray this offseason that working hard in the spring is the best way to remain healthy during the fall. Murray said he’s never been in better shape than he is now, thanks to Witten pushing him through a workout routine.
“Witten is the big dog, and I can’t tell him no,” Murray said. “It was understood, hey, let’s get some work in, and we did it.”
The Cowboys are benefiting from that work now.