Todd Archer of ESPNDallas.com doesn’t expect the Dallas Cowboys to rush into signing running back DeMarco Murray to an extension.
Not right away. Murray had a terrific season in 2013 and he is a big part of the Cowboys’ success, but I’m not sure the Cowboys are in a hurry to give money to a running back with one 1,000-yard season. They didn’t do it with Julius Jones, either, and Murray has the same amount of 1,000-yard seasons. I think the Cowboys will be patient and see how things play out with Murray. It may end up costing them in the long run, but I don’t think they are in a rush to pay a running back. To me, you can find running backs pretty easily. It’s the special ones you lock up long term. I think Murray can be special but I don’t know that yet.
Murray is a talented player, but there are still questions as to whether he can stay healthy year in and year out.
It sounds like the Cowboys will let Murray play out the final year of his rookie contract.