DeMarco Murray was an animal last year for the Dallas Cowboys rushing for a league high 1,845 and broke Emmitt Smith’s record for most yards in a season. The Cowboys finished 12-4 under Murray’s running game and they won a playoff game.
It is only their second playoff win since 1997. Murray was a leader for the Cowboys, but when the teams vice president Stephen Jones talked to Fox Sports Southwest, he told them the talks between the team and Murray’s camp were going slow. He also said that Murray is likely to test the market.
“[Murray] is probably going to, you know, get some peace and see what’s out in the market and then we’ll talk and see. I do believe deep down he’d love to stay in Dallas.”
If the Cowboys let Murray go, they will have to draft or find a replacement of Murray. Analytically speaking the Cowboys are making the right move. Do not give a running back too much money, because backs can come in and run for huge yards behind the Cowboys line. The Cowboys will be fine, but will need to find another back, they cannot count on back up Joseph Randle who has more problems off the field than Johnny Manziel.