Golden Analysis: Cowboys’ RB Situation

In the 2014 regular season, Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray totaled 392 rushing attempts, 1845 rushing yards, and 13 touchdowns. Murray also hauled in 57 receptions and 416 rushing yards.

Murray led the league in rushes, yards, and several other categories. Murray and Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch tied for the most rushing touchdowns.

Murray ended up signing with the Philadelphia Eagles this offseason, which left the Cowboys searching for running backs. The Cowboys signed RB Darren McFadden, and should give returning RB Joseph Randle more looks as well.

Today, news broke that the Cowboys tried out RB’s Felix Jones and Ben Tate. Both would add depth, but the team will likely use a running back by committee approach.

Their offensive line is one of the top units in the entire league, but at least to start the season, expect the Cowboys to give several running backs a balanced number of carries per game.

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