• DeMarco Murray: First-half benching ‘was a little frustrating,’ but I respect Jason Garrett’s decision

    Summary of 3 articles · Updated Aug 27, 2013
    Dallas Cowboys starting running back DeMarco Murray wouldn't say if he was surprised by his first-half benching Saturday night against the Cincinnati Bengals, but does respect the decision. Murray said he didn't feel the need to speak with Cowboys coach Jason Garrett about the benching. Cowboys coach Jason Garrett benched running back DeMarco Murray during last week’s preseason game after Murray fumbled. Murray says that if Garrett was trying to get his attention, he didn’t need to. Garrett has made sure Murray knows that if he wants to keep playing, he has to stop fumbling. Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones praised Murray after the game, calling him a "man" for how he handled the situation by playing hard. "I think there's different approaches to go about it, so they chose to go about it that way. And I respect that.
  • Benched for fumbling, DeMarco Murray says he’s not a fumbler

    Cowboys coach Jason Garrett benched running back DeMarco Murray during last week’s preseason game after Murray fumbled. Murray says that if Garrett was trying to get his attention, he didn’t need to. That’s because, according to Murray, Murray is not a …

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