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Murray Frustrated With Losing, Not Stats


With the Cowboys in town for the team's home opener, the spotlight was on running back DeMarco Murray.

Formerly a member of Dallas' roster, this would be his opportunity to take down his old team. It would have been a storybook ending had the Eagles come out on top, but that's not the way things finished in Philadelphia on Sunday as the team dropped the game to its rival, 20-10.

At the end of the 60 minutes, the running back rushed for only 2 yards, but did catch five passes for an additional 53 receiving yards to round out his performance. While the numbers were not those one would expect from the league-leading rusher, it was evident that the entire offense was having issues.

Murray is only one piece of the puzzle, and right now this offense is struggling.

"I have to do a better job of running that ball. I'm the first one to look in the mirror and say I've got to do better," Murray said. "Individually, we've got to get better. Collectively, we've got to get better and just got to look in the mirror and take it upon ourselves to really get things going."

Murray explained that the biggest problem for the unit right now is that it isn't in sync. He and his teammates are making mistakes, costly ones, and that's the root of the problem.

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Penalties and turnovers are erasing yardage and putting the ball in the opponents' hands. For the past two weeks, that story has been the same. But instead of looking back, Murray and the Eagles are looking forward. It's a long season, and this is only game two. There's a lot of football left to be played.

"I think we have the right guys and the right coaching staff. We have the right players offensively, defensively and in the kicking game to be successful," Murray said. "I think we have to hold each other accountable as players. We have to fix it. It's as simple as that."

For Murray, he doesn't care about his yardage or about how many touchdowns he scores. He wants to win. That's why he came to Philadelphia, and that's what he is going to work toward in the coming weeks.

"I'm frustrated with losing. Obviously, when you work as hard as we do, I think every guy is frustrated," he said. "We're just not in the place we need to be as a unit. The defense played a great game. Offensively, we've just got to be better."

At times, Murray was visibly emotional on the field. He was yelling, jumping around, fired up. Frustrations clearly boiled over as the Cowboys continually shut down the Eagles' run game.

The team finished with only 7 rushing yards.

"You put a lot of emotions in, and not just me, everybody," Murray said. "We just couldn't get anything going at different times. We need to be better. No matter what play calls are being called, individually, collectively on offense, we just have to make it work."

The team clearly has much to work on in the coming week to prepare for its next game. But, no one in the locker room is panicking.

Yes, players are disappointed with their play, Murray included. However, they still believe in what they are doing and will continue to work day in and day out to prove they can be successful.

"We'll get it together," Murray said confidently. "I think everyone is looking at themselves. Everyone's looking at Sam (Bradford), myself, JP (Jason Peters). We'll get it fixed."

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