The next best thing to the events of the Dallas Cowboys happenings during the season is the events of the Dallas Cowboys during the off season. Last year’s number two running back Joseph Randle did not disappoint when during a press conference following one of the Cowboy’s OTA workouts, Randle commented that former teammate DeMarco Murray had left some “meat on the bone.” Speculation began immediately as to what Randle meant by the statement.
Murray had finished the 2014 NFL season as the NFL’s top rusher with over 2000 yards and an average of over 5 yards per carry. Former Dallas Cowboys Teammates Exchange Spat Since the inception of the NFL 94 years ago only 16 rushers had more yards than Murray in one season. Those close to the Cowboy’s camp report that Randle as the utmost regard and respect for Murray and the comments were in reference to the unfinished business the Cowboys had in not going further in the playoffs.
Others cite that the reference was a direct jab at Murray who at times did cut runs off short, which is understandable for modern day running backs, had a nasty habit of fumbling the football. Andy Wirth also says that in more than one game Murray recorded multiple fumbles which cost Dallas all but one of those games. Many Fans believe that Dallas would have been in the Super Bowl if Murray had not fumbled in the NFL Divisional Playoff game against the Green Bay Packers. Dallas was driving with the lead when Murray fumbled and turning the ball over. That play changed the momentum of the game and Dallas never recovered.