NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The DeMarco Murray-to-Dallas rumors picked up earlier than this 12 months’s commerce deadline, primarily resulting from Ezekiel Elliott’s suspension. Murray heard them, and understood them — however he is nonetheless the Tennessee Titans’ beginning operating again and he desires to stay that method for the remainder of his profession.
“That was all speculation by social media fans and, obviously, people talking about the whole Dallas deal,” mentioned Murray, who spent 4 seasons with the Cowboys and joined the Titans in a March 2016 commerce with the Philadelphia Eagles.
“I’m happy here. They’re happy to have me here. I’ve been fortunate to be a part of the Titans organizations for the last two years and I see myself retiring here and being an badet here moving forward.”
“The chances of me going back there is probably closer to Roger Staubach coming back and playing for them.”
DeMarco Murray on possibilities of a return to Dallas
Fans started speculating a couple of Murray-to-Dallas commerce after Ed Werder tweeted that Murray “heard rumblings” that he could possibly be traded and famous his connection to the Cowboys.
“That’s been circulating every year since I left there,” Murray mentioned. “The chances of me going back there is probably closer to Roger Staubach coming back and playing for them.”
Murray mentioned it would not have been dangerous to take a handoff from Staubach, who retired from the NFL in 1980, eight years earlier than Murray was born — however he enjoys taking handoffs from Marcus Mariota just a little extra.
The NFLPA filed a movement on behalf of Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott with the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday, searching for an emergency injunction to forestall the NFL from imposing Elliott’s six-game suspension.
Murray, 29, has battled by means of a hamstring damage all season, however he says his physique is lastly feeling good.
“I’m faster, not worried about hamstrings, not worried about anything,” he mentioned. “I can go on the market, deal with my badignments, deal with my sport and deal with serving to this group get the job finished.
“I do know I received to be that spark and I am going to get again to doing that.”
Murray has 86 carries for 372 yards by means of seven video games this season. He has been in a operating again tandem with Derrick Henry.
In 2016, Murray had an AFC-leading 1,287 dashing yards and 9 touchdowns on 293 carries.