Explosive Ability Fueling DeMarco Murray's Breakout Season

October 11 [Sat], 2014, 17:31

DeMarco Murray is a one-cut runner, a “slasher” who has produced multiple explosive plays this year for the 4-1 Dallas Cowboys off both zone and power schemes.NFL Jerseys cheap store

There’s no question that Murray can grind out carries based on the tape. Look at the number of carries the running back has seen through the first five weeks of the season (130), including the 31 times he ran the ball in last Sunday’s 20-17 win over the Houston Texans. Wholesale nfl Jerseys online

However, I want to focus on the runs that produce “chunks” of yardage for a Cowboys offense that is winning with a balanced game plan. With a true test this Sunday versus the Seattle Seahawks defense, let’s focus on the core schemes in the Cowboys playbook that are allowing Murray to find running room and push the ball up the field.supply cheap nfl Jerseys online

The Zone Schemes

Murray runs “tall” (which exposes his lower body to contact), but his ability to cut through rush lanes in the Cowboys’ zone schemes really jumps off the tape. Whether that is the inside zone, outside zone (stretch) or the split zone, Murray can press the edge of the formation and attack defensive pursuit behind a young (and talented) offensive front.