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DeMarco Murray: 'I'm very emotionless' about Dallas rivalry

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Murray, Cowboys preparing for emotional reunion (2:09)

Ed Werder discusses RB DeMarco Murray's departure from Dallas and the emotions of facing his former team on Sunday. (2:09)

PHILADELPHIA -- DeMarco Murray wasn't taking the bait.

Unlike his predecessor, LeSean McCoy, Murray isn't interested in creating storylines involving his former team. While McCoy has done everything from talking about Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly's attitude toward African-American players to posing with ex-teammates Trent Cole and Todd Herremans as "Chip's rejects," Murray has avoided any controversy involving the Dallas Cowboys.

With Dallas coming to Philadelphia Sunday, that was not about to change.

"Not at all," Murray said. "Not from my end, at least. This is a true business. I'm very emotionless when it comes to a lot of things, especially the business side. I understand the business aspect of the NFL. It's all about finding guys who are right for your system.

"I feel like I'm here and this is the best place for me. This is where I want to be and this is the team that wanted me."

But won't it be strange to see all those Cowboys helmets on Sunday afternoon?

"I'm not worried about those guys," Murray said. "I'm sure they're a great group of guys and a great organization. I have a lot of respect for them, but I moved on a long time ago. I'm happy to be here."

Murray said he keeps in touch with "a couple good friends who have always been great friends of mine." Otherwise, he was treating this just like any other opponent. There is enough to deal with coming off the Eagles' 26-24 season-opening loss in Atlanta Monday night.

Murray had just 9 yards rushing on 8 carries.

"It was a little tough," Murray said. "But I felt like there were some good things we were doing in the passing game that got us on the board. We were playing well in the second half."

The Eagles will try to get their running game going against the Cowboys. Murray is a big part of that, even if he has to treat it like any other game.

"This is just another opponent," Murray said. "I'm not looking at the guys or the coaches. This is another opponent that we're facing. It's a huge challenge. I'm excited for the opportunity to go out there and play in front of our fans."