The Dallas Cowboys took a big blow when they lost DeMarco Murray to the Philadelphia Eagles during the 2015 offseason after he led the NFL in rushing the prior season.
However, Murray didn’t have a great 2015 season with the Eagles as he didn’t fit into Chip Kelly’s offense. This led to him being traded to the Tennessee Titans just a few weeks ago, but he was almost headed back to Dallas as head coach Jason Garrett explained.
“You are always looking at opportunities,” Garrett told the Forth Worth Star-Telegram. “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.”
DeMarco Murray was drafted out of Oklahoma in 2011 and spent his first four seasons with the Cowboys. He was a big piece of their offense and Garrett talked about having his production and what it would mean to the team.
“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.
Murray led the NFL in multiple rushing categories during the 2014 season as he ran the ball 392 times for 1,845 yards, 13 touchdowns, and 115.3 yards per game. It will be interesting to see if he can get back in that groove in Nashville.
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