IRVING, Texas --Rams quarterback Sam Bradford isn't surprised rookie running back DeMarco Murray is starting to make an impact on the Cowboys' offense. Bradford knows him well: the two were teammates on a very successful Oklahoma program.
Murray actually worked out some with his close friend and former roommate during the NFL lockout while unable to join his new Cowboys teammates in official practices.
"I think one of the main things I told him is have fun with it, because it's a great job to have," Bradford said via conference call this week. "Other than that, I told him it was going to be a lot of work and make sure he put in the time on and off the field to get himself prepared to play each week. It's a long season, so just making sure his body can stand up for 16, 17 games."
Bradford is listed as questionable for Sunday with a high ankle sprain after not practicing all week. Meanwhile, Murray has gotten extra practice reps with starter Felix Jones out with a high ankle sprain. Cowboys owner/GM Jerry Jones said Friday on KRLD-FM that Murray would likely split carries with Tashard Choice.
"Very anxious," Murray said this week. "Just hoping Felix makes a full recovery. But I'm ready for this. I've practicing hard. (Running Backs) Coach (Skip) Peete has been giving me opportunities and I've done well with opportunities. But hopefully there are more to come."