The Cowboys Made a Play for DeMarco Murray Before Tennessee Got Him
Sources at the Cowboys’ Valley Ranch practice facility told 105.3 The Score in Dallas that the team made a play to get their former running back, DeMarco Murray, to return to the team, but were eventually bested by the Titans, who snagged him in a swap.
It wasn’t clear who from the Cowboys was doing the dealing, nor what they would offer, but it sounds as though DeMarco Murray was due $9 million more of guaranteed money, but will now get a new restructured contract.
Murray left the Cowboys after the team wouldn’t match the rich 5-year, $40 million contract the Eagles gave him last season. He failed to live up to expectations, and openly expressed frustrations in Chip Kelly’s system.
The trade to Tennessee will be made official tomorrow, the first day they are allowed to make such a deal.