DeMarco Murray hopes for better reads

IRVING, Texas – When DeMarco Murray saw the highlight of his 48-yard run in the Cowboys’ 24-17 win against the New York Giants, his reaction was like a lot of people: "Why did he turn inside to the defense?"

“I could’ve just walked into the end zone, but I definitely made a mistake,” Murray said. “I thought the guys were so far in front of me I wouldn’t be able to out run them, but things happen. Hopefully it doesn’t happen again. I messed up on that one.”

The start of Murray’s run saw him run into Doug Free first, then break free from Giants defensive end Justin Tuck and finally bounce off fullback Lawrence Vickers before bouncing outside to race down the sideline untouched.

Was he winded?

“You can say that,” Murray joked. “I made a few moves in the backfield, but it was a long run.”

Murray finished with 131 yards on 20 carries against the Giants with 111 coming in the second half.

“We did start slow,” Murray said. “There were times I missed some reads and times we didn’t get the run blocking scheme up and we came in the second half and Coach Callahan and Coach Peete made some adjustments and everybody was on the same page and we came out and executed a little better in the second half.”