"I do. It's strictly downhill and that's what I've been accustomed to my entire life," Murray said on The Jim Rome Show. "Nothing against last year or what happened, it just didn't work out, but I'm very excited about this upcoming season and looking forward to it."
Murray won NFL Offensive Player of the Year with the Cowboys in 2014, but even near the end of that season, he seemed to grow weary, breaking fewer tackles as the year wore. Last season Murray rushed 193 times for 702 yards, a career-low 3.6 yards per carry. After a miserable 2015, the back believes he'll be fresh again.
"It's hard to look back, but it was a great season two years ago and it definitely was a tough one last year," Murray said. "But I think from both seasons, I took some positives things from it and learned and appreciated the game more and appreciated the time you have to play the sport.
"Obviously it was tough last year, and I'm just looking for a huge back bounce year this year. I don't mean it individually but collectively as a team, and we know how hard we have to work to make our goals happen, and it's definitely going to take a lot of hard work."
Murray's workload shouldn't be too heavy, with rookie Derrick Henry there to share snaps, which will hopefully keep the 28-year-old back spryer down the stretch.