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DeMarco Murray says he’s capable of a 2,000-yard season


Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray has never even had a 1,000-yard season, but he thinks a 2,000-yard season is a possibility.

Asked on ESPN if he believes he’s capable of rushing for 2,000 yards, Murray said he is.

I think I’m capable of anything,” Murray said, via the Dallas Morning News.

A player needs to average 125 yards a game for 16 games to reach 2,000, and Murray has shown that he’s capable of 125-yard games. In Murray’s 18 games as the Cowboys’ top running back, he has had games of 253, 139, 135 and 131 yards. But all of those games were among Murray’s first nine games as the Cowboys’ top running backs, and he totaled 955 yards in those nine games. In his last nine games, he never reached even 100 yards, and he totaled just 532 yards.

So if Murray could both regain his earlier form and stay healthy for 16 weeks, he is capable of 2,000 yards. But that’s a pretty big “if.”