DeMarco Murray is headed to Big D. Oklahoma's all-time touchdown record holder was selected by Dallas in the third round of the NFL Draft last month. Murray, who could compete for playing time immediately, spoke with The Oklahoman about his new football home.
Looks like you're going into a good situation in Dallas?
“It's a great opportunity for me. Not that far from Oklahoma. Just a great situation. Cowboys, America's team. Winning organization. I'm just pumped and blessed to have the opportunity.”
You grew up a Cowboys fan, right?
“I did. My family loved the Cowboys. I didn't pay too much attention to football growing up, especially at an early age. But as the years went on, I definitely began to become a Cowboys fan, too.”
What are your goals this season?
“Just help the team. Really learn from those three guys, Felix (Jones), Tashard Choice and (Marion) Barber, and help the team, whether it be a little or lot, just contribute in some kind of way. Try to give back and help them get back to the winning stages.”
Have they said anything about how they plan to utilize you?
“They told me they wanted to use me in a lot of ways, just like Oklahoma did. Whether it be slot, outside receiver, special teams. They're definitely going to use me and put me in great positions to make plays.”
What do you think about the Sooners' chances next season?
“They're a great team. Great group of young guys. A lot of the young guys played last year, so they'll have that experience coming in. I'm just excited to see Roy (Finch) and Brennan (Clay) and J-Mill (Jonathon Miller) run the ball, and hopefully Coach (Josh) Heupel doesn't throw it too much.”
Have any idea how they'll rotate all those running backs?
“I have no idea. I really haven't talked to (Cale) Gundy about it, but he's always been a great guy as far as knowing the situations, knowing which guys can do what. He'll try to do it as evenly as possible, but with four-five great players, it's going to be hard. I wouldn't like to be in his shoes.”