Dec 22, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray (29) is congratulated by Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten (82) after scoring a touchdown against the Washington Redskins during the first half at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Cowboys won’t ‘throw max money’ at DeMarco Murray


The oft-injured Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray played his healthiest season in 2013, and had a career year. Murray carried the ball 217 yards for 1,121 yards in just 14 games and it looks like the Cowboys finally have a reliable running back on their roster.

But as the league begins to value running backs less, the Cowboys aren’t expected to throw maximum money at Murray after his contract ends next season according to Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas.

“The running back market has flat-lined and I’m on record saying the Cowboys should approach him now with a reasonable deal to see if he would bite,” Archer wrote in response to a fan’s question in a Twitter mail-bag piece. “Murray had a terrific season last year, even missing two games. He is a difference-maker, but I don’t think you’ll see the Cowboys throw max money at him.”

That seems to make sense, while he had an incredible season his injury history is enough to make a team hesitant of offering him max money anyways. There is also no need to outbid a field that wouldn’t be paying top dollar anyways.

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  • Michael Davis

    There is a lot of good RB’s this year to be had in 4-6 rounds. I say take a healthy RB in the 4th let him & Randal battle it out over #2 playing time this season. Then let some other team over pay for Murray in FA, at least we would get a compensatory pick if he walks. Randal & 2014 RB would both be on rookie contracts for a couple more seasons saving Cowboys big money over resigning Murray.