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Jason Garrett doesn't mind running the ball, as long as the offensive line and fullbacks make the necessary holes to get it going.
The numbers indicate that Garrett trusts Murray. He had five games with 20 or more carries, the most for any running back since Garrett became offensive coordinator in 2007. Murray also became the first back under Garrett to have four consecutive games with 20 or more carries. Felix Jones, Murray's backup, has had just two games with 20 or more carries since he was drafted in 2008. Marion Barber, a former starter, had four 20-carry games in 2008, but he only reached that mark once more before being released.
The Cowboys are counting on DeMarco Murray to be a workhorse this season.