DeMarco Murray blames fumbling problem on bad luck

DeMarco Murray’s recent case of fumbleitis isn’t being caused by his form. It’s not a result of the way he’s holding the ball, nor is it any sort of coincidence, either.

It’s, as he believes, merely a case of bad juju.

“I’m not going to overthink it and try to do a whole lot and change my game,” Murray said, per the Star-Telegram. “I’ll continue to run hard and try to make as many plays as I can.”

The Cowboys’ talented yet mistake-prone running back has lost three fumbles in as many weeks, prompting questions about his ball security. Murray, who’s registered 75 carries this season, coughed it up three times in 2013, when he notched 217 carries.

Murray noted that each of the fumbles this season occurred from different angles, which suggests it could be a wrong-place-wrong-time kind of anomaly. Regardless, he’s put himself through extra drills in practice in an effort to curtail the issue.

“[I’ve] got to get a few things corrected and move on from it,” he said.

Murray’s fumbles will drive you crazy, but he’s just too talented for the Cowboys to keep off the field. Through three weeks, he leads the league in rushing with 385 yards, averaging a sterling 5.1 yards-per-carry.

(Photo credit: Brad Loper/The Dallas Morning News)

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