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Cowboys discussed bringing DeMarco Murray back to Dallas

The Cowboys’ front-office brass discussed bringing running back DeMarco Murray back to Dallas before Murray was traded from Philadelphia to Tennessee earlier this month.
The Cowboys’ front-office brass discussed bringing running back DeMarco Murray back to Dallas before Murray was traded from Philadelphia to Tennessee earlier this month. AP

There was a lot of talk about running back DeMarco Murray possibly returning to the Dallas Cowboys after last year’s disappointing season in Philadelphia.

Apparently, it was not just talk among Cowboys fans and Murray supporters, but amongst the Cowboys brass as well.

Ultimately, it didn’t happen. Murray was traded from Philadelphia to the Tennessee Titans on March 9.

But Coach Jason Garrett acknowledges the Cowboys discussed bringing back Murray, who set a team-record with a league-leading 1,845 yards rushing in 2014.

He fell out of favor in Philadelphia after rushing for just 702 yards, including just 3.6 yards per carry, last season.

“You are always looking at opportunities,” Garrett said. “We have a lot of discussions about a lot of players on teams throughout the league. You are always looking to try to bring guys in who can help your football team. In some cases you are more familiar with guys than others because they have been with you. So you look at those opportunities and see if they are realistic. We do that with a lot of different guys.”

Garrett remains a big fan of Murray, despite his struggles in Philadelphia and believes he will have a bounce back year in Tennessee.

“He was a really good player for us during his four years with the Cowboys,” Garrett said. “Great respect for him as a player, great respect for him as a man.

“He is going to do a great job in Tennessee. He is going to fit in that system really well. Mike Mularkey is a great coach. It’s a good fit for both the player and the team. We were around him for four years. He was a helluva player and helluva person. He always went about it the right way. I think Tennessee is fortunate to have him.”

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