DeMarco Murray again expresses no regrets over leaving Cowboys
With the Philadelphia Eagles set to face the Dallas Cowboys for the second time this season, DeMarco Murray was confronted with another round of questions about whether he wishes he hadn’t made the free agency decision he did during the offseason.
“There are no regrets on my part,” Murray said, via The Dallas Morning News. “There is none on their part. I respect those guys. Great organization. I spent a lot of time there, but I’m here now.”
Murray struck a similar tone ahead of the Eagles’ first game against the Cowboys in Week 2, noting the nature of the NFL as a “true business” and expressing he was approaching the game against his former team like it was any other one.
One thing that makes Sunday’s showdown distinctly different is that it will be the first time Murray plays at AT&T Stadium not wearing a Cowboys uniform. The running back was asked what kind of reception he expects.
“I have no idea,” he said. “We’ll see Sunday night. … I’m sure emotions will be high for a lot of people, but it’s just another game.”
Murray previously referred to his signing with the Eagles as “bittersweet.” He also pointed out that he still views his former teammates as “friends.” Ultimately, Murray believes Philadelphia ended up being the right place for him.
In his first season with the Eagles, Murray has failed to have the tremendous impact he had with the Cowboys. In six games, he has carried the ball 88 times for 307 yards for a 3.5 yard-per-carry average and one touchdown. He has proven effective in the passing game, though, with 23 receptions out of the backfield for 132 yards and another touchdown. Part of his pedestrian rushing numbers arguably stem from coming into the season at less than 100 percent. But it also might have something to do with not running behind the Cowboys’ extremely talented offensive line.
Still, he insists there’s no regrets.