This is a heartfelt “Thank You” to DeMarco Murry. Written from our viewpoint as both fans and writers. He was and is a great member of the communities that he was involved with. From the Charity fundraisers to donating money to the police department and victims of the tragedy that took place in Las Vegas. Mr. Murray, you can play on my team anytime.
DeMarco Murray. Coming from a still young, yet lifelong Dallas Cowboy fan, his name is still talked about with simultaneous reverence and regret. Murray really showcased what he was made of during a magical 2014 season with the Cowboys. Regrettably, that would be the last season he would don the legendary Dallas Cowboy colors. In times like this, it feels almost natural to look back at the past with starry-eyed nostalgia as a great NFL back retires from the game. Thanks DeMarco.
Murray was drafted by the Cowboys in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft and began flashing immediately. Murray’s play on the field earned him the starting role with the Cowboys in 2012 and held the reins tightly through the 2014 season. In fact, the 2014 season is where Murray really made a name for himself. Murray finished the season rushing for 1845 yards and 13 touchdowns while catching 57 balls for 416 yards. His play certainly merited a long contract, but there wasn’t enough money to go around and he was released. Murray’s impact in Dallas goes far beyond his production. Murray was known as a fierce competitor and a great teammate. The NFL and Dallas were certainly made better for having him. Enjoy retirement number 29.
On the morning of March 9th, 2016, the Tennessee Titans were just a team that had won five games in two years and held the number one pick in the draft. The fanbase had hope for their young franchise quarterback, but no one was really sure when the team would come out from the basement of the league. At the end of the day on March 9th, 2016, everything had changed. General Manager Jon Robinson swapped fourth-round picks with the Eagles in order to acquire running back Demarco Murray. Since then, the Titans have accomplished back to back winning seasons and won a playoff game. Murray was the first big move made by Robinson and was the first building block for the contender the team is today.
He led the AFC in rushing his first year with the Titans but struggled last season. Even though the stats may not have made him a top-tier running back, the moments did. His first touchdown against Minnesota where he front-flipped over Terrance Newman. Throwing a touchdown in the rout of the Packers in 2016. The 75-yard touchdown that put the final nail in Seattle in week 3 of last season. Finally, the game-winning score against Cincinnati in a game where he scored three times in total. Demarco Murray is a large part of the Titans success in the past two seasons and has helped them to get where they are today. His time in Nashville will be remembered. Thank you, Demarco.