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Monday, December 12, 2011
DeMarco Murray: 'I'll be back a better football player'

By Tim MacMahon

DeMarco Murray moved through the Cowboys’ locker room on crutches, a protective boot on his fractured right ankle and the hood from his sweatshirt over his head. He avoided eye contact with anybody en route the passenger seat of his sports car, which was parked right outside the locker room.

After a night to come to grips with his season-ending injury, Murray made his first public comments via Twitter.

“God is too good! Minor setback but guarantee I'll be back a better football player! Love my teammates and #cowboynation! Thanks for support!!” Murray tweeted.

Murray’s season ended with 897 yards on 164 carries. Tony Dorsett, Calvin Hill and Emmitt Smith are the only Cowboys to rush for more yards as rookies.

This is the third time in five years that an injury has prematurely ended Murray’s season. He dislocated his kneecap as a freshman at Oklahoma in 2007 and ruptured his hamstring tendon in 2008, leading to concerns about his durability that caused him to drop to the third round in the draft.