DeMarco Murray’s advice to Ezekiel Elliott: Learn from Jason Witten

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Showing he has no hard feelings toward his old team, former Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray contacted rookie Ezekiel Elliott shortly after the Cowboys chose him in the first round of the draft, and gave him some advice: Learn from Jason Witten.

Murray told ESPN that he wanted Elliott to know that Witten is a teammate who does everything the right way, and if Elliott wants to learn how to be a pro he should follow Witten’s lead.

“Everything and everywhere he goes, be there by his side watching and listening. He will show him the way on and off the field,” Murray said he told Elliott.

That was touching to Witten.

“I appreciate DeMarco’s kind words not because he said it but the relationship we have,” Witten said. “We had a short few years together and we maximized it. A lot of great shared sacrifices together. Ultimately he was able to have an offensive MVP year and I was just a small part of it. But for him to think I could influence it, I think that’s why you invest the way you do. That’s what teammates do.”

Murray thinks Witten is the teammate Elliott should be glad to have.

28 responses to “DeMarco Murray’s advice to Ezekiel Elliott: Learn from Jason Witten

  1. Dammit, as an Eagles fan I don’t want to like Witten but for 30 seconds here I do.

  2. That is what I call character…getting paid millions from another franchise and still reaches out to his old team to give, in my opinion, very good advice to a new player. I’d be hard pressed to find a better person on the Cowboys Roster to latch onto than Witten, he’s a pro on and off the field with zero drama.

    Growing up an Oilers fan I can’t stand the Cowboys but have a ton of respect for Jason and for what he has accomplished. One of the best Tight Ends to ever play the game, period. Now hopefully Elliot heeds the advice and stays away from guys like Randy Gregory and the departed Greg Hardy.

  3. Greatest tight end of all time. If you disagree, you may not have studied his resume enough.

  4. For all the experts that think you need to be fast to be an effective pass catcher, Jason Witten politely disagrees.

  5. As a Steelers fan I hate the cowboys but love me some Jason Witten. He’s a throwback player, a lunch pale kind of guy who isn’t afraid to play hurt. No-brainer 1st ballot hofer in my opinion.

  6. Sam Bradfords his buddy, he didn’t tell Carson Wentz to learn from him. Lol.

  7. DeMarco doesn’t exactly have a great record of good decision making but in this case he is 100% correct.

    Not a Cowboys fan.

  8. Even though I have a major sports hatred for the Cowboys I have to tip my hat to Whitten. They guys truly is a class act and real professional.

  9. As a hardcore 49er fan for over 25 years I was fortunate to be able to witness the awesome rivalry between us and the cowboys back in the 90s. And even though the rivalry has been dead for quite some time I still pay allot of attention to what the cowboys do in the off-season and during the regular season. And drafting Zeke over Ramsey was absolutely the right call for the cowboys. This kid is the real deal! He’s everything you want in a premier game changing rb. He’s smart, patient, always picks the right hole to hit, and extremely explosive when he hits that hole, and his feet, vision, and lateral agility are second to none. He’s also already a polished and proven blocking back. The kid has it all. He’s also a great kid with a big heart and comes from a great family. He’s gonna be a beast, and especially behind that o-line? That same line that made Murray look like the best back in football for a season? Yeah Zeke’s gonna ball out. Even if Romo ends up hurt again, just give Zeke the ball. The kid made Cardale Jones look like a Top 5 pick their for awhile. He took all the pressure off him

  10. justsayin70 says:
    May 16, 2016 5:36 PM

    Too bad Murray didn’t heed his own advice

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    I would think by reaching out he kind of did. Leaving for money is a separate personal thing.

  11. derekgorgonstar says:
    May 16, 2016 6:15 PM
    Greatest tight end of all time. If you disagree, you may not have studied his resume enough.

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    or you may be more aware of the nfl’s history and you may have heard of the guys tony gonzalez, shannon sharpe, kellen winslow, ozzie newsome, and john mackey.

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    or you may be more aware of the nfl’s history and you may have heard of the guys tony gonzalez, shannon sharpe, kellen winslow, ozzie newsome, and john mackey.

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    Witten is the best complete Tight end. He isn’t just a wide receiver like those guys you just named. The dude is an iron man

  13. Him and Romo is get a Superbowl ring before they retire. Take that to the bank. When they do, its a automatic HOF. Numbers don’t lie. all they need is that ring. First ballot!

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