Backing It Up: Cowboys Prep for Life After Murray

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ARLINGTON, TX — 20 + 21 + 25 = 29… If you're thinking the math doesn't add up then, you're already thinking like the Cowboys coaching staff.

The Cowboys are working on a complicated equation to solve for “X”, as in ex-running back DeMarco Murray.

Murray ran off to Philly, taking his franchise record 1,845 rushing yards with him.

So now there`s a gaping hole in the Dallas backfield.

The Boys are hoping a committee composed of Lance Dunbar, Joseph Randle and Darren McFadden can combine their talents and add-up to the NFL`s Offensive Player of the Year!

“We`re just going out there and working right now,” said McFadden, “The coaches, they`re going to decide however they want to play things out but right now we`re just working hard.”

There`s certainly some motivation for McFadden to put in the work! The former first round pick struggled in his career in Oakland. During his seven-season run as a Raider he only had one year where he rushed over 1,000 yards.

But now, this vet gets to run behind arguably the best offensive line in the league. and McFadden says he's ready to go!

“I feel great, I`m just out here running the ball, trying to take advantage of the opportunities that have been presented to me.”

Earlier in the week coach Jason Garrett also publicly praised Lance Dunbar, another back expected to do great things on the gridiron.

“He`s a really smart football player, he`s very talented, he`s quick, he`s fast, he`s explosive, he`s got a great intuition and instincts for the game.” said the head coach, “So we try to use him a lot of different ways and when we have used him he`s been effective for us, so you`re always trying to give those guys more opportunities.”

Yep, all three of these guys are getting a great opportunity to show their skills in hopes of solving the problem of a missing Murray. Let's just see if this equation proves three is greater than one.

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