Cowboys 4 life wrote:Im not sure how this will play out but i would be cautious. Felix typically puts up 5 yards per carry and the Cowboys cannot let that go to waste.
And yet they did. When both backs were healthy Felix was an after thought and treated like a practice squad player. He was hardly on the field at all and it showed basically how Dallas feels about both backs.
I'm sorry but the STL game didn't make them feel like they had a stud, it was that they just had a true feature back finally who could do everything. Murray has 10x the vision Felix does, and while people question Murrays' durability everybody is well aware that the moment you give Felix more then 20 touches a few games in a row he's going to break down. Felix won't get more then 8-10 touches this season, which is a typical back-up RB. Felix was a 1st round pick, Murray was a 3rd rounder, it's not a coincidence that Murray is the starter and considered a feature back while Felix is looked at like nothing more then a guy to spell Murray for a breather.
It's not like Murray had 1 good game vs STL. It was an amazing game sure, but his only "bad" game was vs Washington where in a ppr league he racked up 16 points. The Arizona game was a terrible game in general for the Cowboys and especially Jason Garrett where Murray got 12 carries, but even then I'll give you that as a bad game on his part. He's not Adrian Peterson, nobody thinks that. He's not going to rush for 150 yards and 3 TD's every week.
But he's in an explosive offense, that has weapons in the passing game to not put 8 in the box, they'll consistently be in the red zone, and he doesn't have any threat around to lose carries. He's going to get 20+ touches every week, and there just isn't that many backs you can say that about. It should say everything about these two backs that this isn't a RBBC, which it easily could be, but it's not.
Talent wise, Felix & Demarco are absolutely close no doubt. In fact Felix has a better burst, but other then that Murray is a far superior RB in every shape or form and it's not even close. It's not an accident that in that small stretch of Murray being the starter, he posted more career rushing yards then Felix ever has. I have no worries about Felix what so ever and neither does Dallas unless an injury happens.
And for what it's worth, Felix failed his conditioning test: http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/blog/eye-o ... oning-test