IRVING, Texas – The message has remained the same for DeMarco Murray, even if the fumble count has changed.
Murray coughed up his third fumble in as many games on Sunday against the Rams, matching his career total for fumbles lost. If you go back to last season, the count actually climbs to four, as Murray lost a fumble in the season-ending loss to Philadelphia.
Just like last week, following his fumble against the Titans, Murray said the key is not to overanalyze the problem.
"I'm not going to make a big deal out of it," he said. "I know what I have to do and it's not something that I've had issues with in the past. And it won't happen now. Got to get a few things corrected and move on from it."
The fumbling problems are the only downside for what has been a fantastic start for Murray and the Dallas running game. Murray leads the league in rushing attempts and rushing yards, with 75 carries for 385 yards. He's also one of just eight players in the league with three fumbles in three games, and he's one of just two players – along with Tampa's Bobby Rainey – to lose all three fumbles.
"I know what's happened the past three weeks, and you've just got to move on from it, got to learn from it and got to get it corrected," Murray. "But I'm not going to overthink it and try to do a whole lot and change my game. I'll continue to run hard and try to make as many plays as I can." [embedded_ad]
Murray's fumbles have all come in different situations – whether that's in a scrum, behind the line or further downfield – which makes it harder to pinpoint the problem. He drew attention earlier in the week for carrying a football in his arm for the duration of the media-accessible portion of Cowboys practice.
"Like I say, I don't stress too much over those things," he said. "Obviously, I'm upset about what happened, but I've got to move on and have a short memory about it."