Sep 29, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray (29) is stopped after a short gain during the first half against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Cowboys not expected to offer DeMarco Murray extension

The Dallas Cowboys will enter the 2014 season with DeMarco Murray as their starting running back. But beyond that? Things are a question mark.

Murray was very good for the Cowboys in 2013 – actually leading all rushers in yards per carry (those that qualified) with 5.17 yards. Apparently though, that won’t be enough to get him a contract extension moving forward.

Per ESPN Dallas:

It’s doubtful if the Cowboys will look to extend Murray’s contract, like they have with other younger players on the team such as Dan Bailey, Orlando Scandrick, Sean Lee and Barry Church. However, he does have a future. Drafting a running back won’t happen this year, given the holes on the defense, but there’s expectations Randle will get better.

Murray is in the final year of his rookie contract and will make a relatively minimal (given his production) $755,000 dollars next season.

It’s not common for NFL teams to commit to running backs before their contracts are up, though some did believe the Cowboys would attempt to lock Murray up this offseason.

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  • SmartThinking

    Murray’s been hurt a large percentage of both his seasons with Dallas. It’s prudent to take a wait and see attitude. Sure, it may cost more if he has a good season. But, based on his injury history, letting Murray prove his worth isn’t a bad idea at all.

    • JoeDaBeast

      Totally agree.

      • SmartThinking

        I’m so relieved.

  • Juanito Juanito

    murray was injured because he could not go thru a wall, now that offensive line is ok , he put 5.7 average, could be good for him to go a team that give him opportunity because with cowboys and is coach are a shame, and the cowboys dumb qb who change run plays for pass plays aint go no where