DeMarco Murray’s Misleading Numbers
I took another look at the Cowboys’ play-calling imbalance over at NBC. This time, I analyzed some of DeMarco Murray’s misleading stats from the Giants game.
Once the Cowboys were already winning, Murray’s workload increased. After carrying the ball on only one-third of the Cowboys’ first 36 plays, Murray saw his number called on over half of the Cowboys’ fourth quarter plays (not counting three Romo kneel-downs). After posting barely more than three yards-per-carry in his first 12 carries, Murray exploded for 94 yards over his final eight.