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Murray: Winning Is All That Matters


There's not much doubt about how good this current Eagles running back corps can be. The only real question about a group comprised of DeMarco Murray, Ryan Mathews, Darren Sproles and Kenjon Barner is how the ball will be spread around amongst the backs.

Following Thursday's practice, Murray spoke about being excited to see how the running back rotation pans out on Monday against Atlanta.

"Obviously (Mathews) is going to get his touches and I'm going to get mine, and then Sproles is a great running back and you can do a lot of different things with all of us," Murray said. "We all bring something different to the table, so it's going to be hard for opponents to kind of key in and work on one guy, so that's at our advantage and our rotation and our tempo is definitely something that's at an advantage for us. We'll see how it goes."

One thing is for certain – this is "definitely" the most talented running backs group that Murray has ever been a part of.

"I've never been part of three backs that have all been to the Pro Bowl and had a lot of success in college and at the pro level," Murray said. "They're great guys and it's one of the hardest-working groups that I've ever been around, so I think that speaks volumes."

However the carries are distributed on Monday night, there's only one thing that matters to Murray – leaving Atlanta with a victory.

"It's all about winning," Murray said. "At the end of the day, it doesn't matter how you get it accomplished, for me it's always been about winning, whether it's high school, college or the pro level.

"Obviously you're a competitor and you want to go out there and lead the group and you want to work as hard as you can work, but at the end of the day … the only thing that matters in wins – not yards, not records, none of that stuff. At the end of the day, it's that one column, and that's wins and losses."

Click the video player above to hear the entirety of Murray's press conference. 

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