IRVING, Texas -- The last time DeMarco Murray played at Sun Life Stadium, he was a rookie trying to show he could play. He returns on Saturday as a Pro Bowl running back.
Murray saw little action in training camp prior to that game because of a hamstring injury. He carried the ball seven times for 32 yards in the previous preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings. Against the Dolphins he started and carried 10 times for 32 yards and caught four passes for 64 yards.
It was a head-spinning moment for Murray.
"It was definitely spinning," Murray said. "I was out of shape. I was a little heavier, so it was definitely a harder game for me, and the offense I didn't know it as well as I should have. I hate looking at that game."
On the first play of the game, however, Murray caught a screen pass from Stephen McGee for 48 yards.
"I definitely felt a little pressure to come out there to show them what I can do as far as missing camp that year," Murray said.
He doesn't have much to show against the Dolphins this time around. The Cowboys know what they have in Murray now. He carried eight times for 34 yards last week against the Baltimore Ravens in his first preseason work.
"We got to continue to get better," Murray said. "We got to start fast. We got to continue to make every opportunity count for us."