When DeMarco Murray left the Cowboys during free agency, Dallas not only lost the league’s top rusher but also one of Tony Romo’s security blanket. “At the same time, it’s an opportunity for some of these other guys to step in and take a role that’s obviously coveted, and I think so far through training camp it’s gone pretty well”.
“You want him to be that confident, but he’s realized as he’s grown up, he knows he has to be more humble, keep his nose and head down, and just grind” Brown said. “They have to prepare as such, go out and try to live up to the standards we set as a group previous year”.
The Cowboys were waiting Thursday for an MRI exam to determine the extent of Dunbar’s injury.
Executive vice president of personnel Stephen Jones says it’s still too early to consider bringing in more candidates, although that could change depending on the severity of Dunbar’s injury. Youngsters Lache Seastrunk and Gus Johnson will likely get the bulk of carries in this weekend’s Blue-White Scrimmage.
“DeMarco is a very good protector”, Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said. “Some remain healthier than others”. “They matter to everybody, for understanding the nuances of the system, getting your feet back underneath, playing next to someone you maybe haven’t played next to before”.
After doing some side work Wednesday, McFadden will test out his tweaked hamstring today and decide if he can practice on Saturday (the Cowboys have Friday off), per the Dallas Morning News. Randle had 343 yards and three scores, leading Dallas by averaging 6.7 yards per carry.
“It’s a grind”, Randle said. “I did a little straight-line running and a little cutting, so I got a good feel for it. It’s one of those things where the trainers want to make sure I can put a couple of days back to back before they throw me back out there”.
Randle is legally clear of two incidents that led to questions of whether he could be the backfield leader for Dallas.