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RB DeMarco Murray - Dallas Cowboys

5-10, 213Born: 2-12-1988College: OklahomaDrafted: Round 3

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General News (Tue Jan 27): is getting support from Tony Romo to stay with the team long term. Romo said he is consistently talking to owner Jerry Jones about bringing him back in 2015. The Cowboys have to bring Murray back, right? We can't imagine him signing with another team after the season he had with Dallas in 2014. He's the engine to the offense, and it would be incredibly difficult to replace him. Murray is set to be an unrestricted free agent this offseason, but we feel the Cowboys will find a way to bring him back.

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Recent Stats and Projections

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17 at WAS 20 100 1 3 3 21 0 0
18 vs DET 19 75 1 4 3 22 0 0
19 at GB 25 123 1 2 1 5 0 1

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 18 vs DET (19 / 75 / 1 rush, 4 / 3 / 22 / 0 rec)

Despite 97 total yards, Murray was held in check by the Detroit front seven and limited to a handful of chunk gains. When Murray had a head of steam, he churned out yards after contact. However, the Lions stacked up the line of scrimmage on a majority of Murray's between-the-tackles looks. Murray threw in a dropped outlet target for good measure in a non-descript opening half. In the second half, Murray balanced out Dallas' offense during their comeback effort. Murray ripped off gains of 10 and 14 yards respectively, including running over a defender to finish off one of the runs. Murray converted a red zone carry, but was called back by a Jason Witten holding penalty at the point of attack. On the same drive, Murray was stuffed on a third down goal line prior to converting on a fourth down plunge.

2014 Week 19 vs GB (25 / 123 / 1 rush, 2 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)

The first half DeMarco Murray was filled with hard yards and short-yardage conversions in the playoff loss in Green Bay. Murray rarely saw a well-blocked hole at the line of scrimmage and the Packers front seven penetrated the backfield on occasion. Murray did, however, convert three third-and-one opportunities, including one in field goal range. On Murray's highlight run of the first half, he turned a loss into a three-yard gain with a broken tackle behind the line of scrimmage. In the third quarter, a promising Dallas drive stalled with Murray losing a fumble near midfield. Without a rogue arm knocking the ball away Murray had a wide open lane for a substantial gain. Green Bay got a field goal out of the short field, eating away at Dallas' tenuous lead. Murray finally found running room with a well-blocked edge, nearly scoring at the pylon. Murray finished off the drive with a goal line touchdown. Two more plays highlighted Murray's strong playoff performance. He absorbed a hit at the line of scrimmage, spinning away for five yards. Later, Murray benefited from the strong blocking of Dez Bryant downfield plus a huge hole for 30 yards.

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Seahawks | DeMarco Murray an option for Seattle? (Mon Mar 2, 08:27 PM) - Dallas Cowboys impending free-agent RB DeMarco Murray could be targeted by the Seattle Seahawks in free agency this offseason.

Our View: Murray is one of the hottest names in free agency. Seattle could be in the market for a reliable running back if RB Marshawn Lynch opts to retire.
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Jaguars | DeMarco Murray could land in Jacksonville (Mon Mar 2, 08:24 PM) - Dallas Cowboys impending free-agent RB DeMarco Murray could be targeted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in free agency this offseason. RB Toby Gerhart will fill a multitude or roles in 2015, and RB Denard Robinson is more suited for a complementary role in the backfield.

Our View: The Jaguars are going to make a ton of impact moves this offseason. The Jags have the most salary cap room in the NFL this year, and Murray could certainly be on their radar.
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Cardinals | Arizona an option for DeMarco Murray (Mon Mar 2, 08:22 PM) - Dallas Cowboys impending free-agent RB DeMarco Murray could be targeted by the Arizona Cardinals in free agency this offseason. The Cardinals learned the hard way last year that RB Andre Ellington isn't the workhorse back they were hoping he'd be.

Our View: Ellington wasn't healthy at all last season, but he toughed it out. The Cardinals would jump at the chance to add a superstar like Murray. His running style would take a lot of pressure off Carson Palmer and the passing game.
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Colts | Indy a suitor for DeMarco Murray? (Mon Mar 2, 08:20 PM) - Dallas Cowboys impending free-agent RB DeMarco Murray could be targeted by the Indianapolis Colts in free agency this offseason. General manager Ryan Grigson has $40 million to spend, and the Colts are in need of a running back after the failures of RB Trent Richardson.

Our View: There's been buzz about the Colts making a run at free agent RB Frank Gore. However, adding Murray would be a better option. If Murray goes to the Colts, they are even strong Super Bowl contenders in 2015.
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Cowboys | DeMarco Murray to hit FA market (Sun Mar 1, 02:33 PM) - Dallas Cowboys impending free-agent RB DeMarco Murray probably will hit the free-agent market since contract talks with him have gone slow, according to executive vice president Stephen Jones. Jones said he believes Murray could re-sign even if he makes it to free agency.

Our View: Coming off a career-high 1,845 yards rushing, the market is going to be white hot for Murray's services. The Cowboys are wise to be cautious because of Murray's injury history, but we're surprised the two sides haven't had more serious discussion. If he moves on, then a guy like Joseph Randle could take over as the lead back on one of the most run-heavy offenses in the league.
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