|Murray to see more work as receiver -- Mon Aug 6 6:55 pm --|
Cowboys hint at using RB more in passing game
|For all the talk about the Cowboys’ third receiver, that player could be the fifth option in the passing game if all goes as planned. Don’t be surprised if running back DeMarco Murray catches more passes than whoever ends up claiming the Cowboys’ third receiver role.
Murray, who had 71 receptions and five touchdown catches as a senior at Oklahoma, offered a glimpse of his receiving ability during Sunday’s Blue-White scrimmage. Murray made a spectacular, leaping catch over linebacker Sean Lee for a big gain on a wheel route. (ESPN Dallas)|
FF Today's Take: Murray caught only 26 passes for 183 yards as a rookie, when a hamstring injury sidelined him during training camp and a broken right ankle ended his rookie year in Week 14. With the loss of Laurent Robinson to the Jags and no other viable receiver candidates to replace him at the moment, those numbers should increase significantly in his second season with Felix Jones a complementary option at best.