Q&A with DeMarco Murray, Dallas Cowboys running back

BY JAKE TROTTER, Staff Writer, jtrotter@opubco.com Published: June 5, 2011
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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?