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Jason Garrett: Murray can handle Cowboys' workload

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It seems like we're all waiting for the moment when DeMarco Murray slows down. The hits continue to pile up, but so does the yardage.

On Monday, Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett reiterated his confidence in his running game, which has almost exclusively been shouldered by one running back.

"DeMarco is a guy who has shown he can handle the workload, both as a runner and a receiver," Garrett said, via ESPN.com. "He wants more. He never wants to come out of the game. At different times, we've done a good job of getting the other guys in there and they've taken advantages of their opportunities and we'll continue to do that, but he's a bell-cow player."

Garrett's memory is a bit spotty when it comes to giving Murray a breather, of course. As Todd Archer notes, Murray's backups, Joseph Randle and Lance Dunbar, have just five carries over the last three games. Though it is the stretch run, Dallas has to consider what sort of player they'll have come January if they end up taking down the Eagles this weekend in Philadelphia and sparking a run in the NFC.

Perhaps Garrett has been creative behind the scenes like he has with Tony Romo, and there is reason to believe Murray's legs will be fresh over the next few weeks.

Or maybe he's just banking on the built in mini-bye following a Thursday night win over the Bears.

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