DeMarco Murray is not telling the truth about his desires to return to the Dallas Cowboys, according to NBC Sports.
On Thursday, DeMarco Murray told the media that he has no regrets about signing with the Philadelphia Eagles instead of staying with the Dallas Cowboys. He reiterated that his desire was to stay in the City of Brotherly Love after rumors surfaced that he wanted out of town. Sources are now stating that Murray isn’t being completely truthful. DeMarco is simply doing public relations by telling Eagles fans that he is not yearning for a new home in the NFL.
DeMarco Murray making a return to the Dallas Cowboys makes a lot of sense for everyone involved. For the Philadelphia Eagles, they get rid of a player that does not fit the team before he becomes a locker room cancer. Jerry Jones is still praying for an NFL Playoffs appearance, so bringing back Murray would help his offense out significantly. For Murray, this would be a chance to return to the dominant offensive line that helped him break an Emmitt Smith record. DeMarco also gets to break away from Eagles head coach Chip Kelly, whom he seemingly has lost trust in.
While it was not something that Philadelphia Eagles thought plausible when the team signed him, a DeMarco Murray release could take place before the season ends. The friction between he and Chip Kelly has escalated tremendously now that the running back went behind his head coach’s back to talk to Eagles owner Jeff Lurie. Many took that as a sign that Murray was hoping to strong-arm Kelly into giving him the release that he privately wants. If Chip gets tired of putting up with the unneeded distraction, then DeMarco might get his wish and a ticket out of Philadelphia.
Upon receiving his release from the Philadelphia Eagles, DeMarco Murray will more than likely head to the Dallas Cowboys immediately. Even though the team has a 4-8 record, they are only one game out of the lead in a very weak NFC East, where the Eagles are tied with the Washington Redskins and New York Giants in first place with a 5-7 record. Dallas is playing against a struggling, but still dangerous Green Bay Packers team this upcoming Sunday, and they can use all the help that they can get to beat Aaron Rodgers, arguably the best quarterback in the NFL.
DeMarco Murray would provide an upgrade in the back field for the Dallas Cowboys. Even though the rushing attack is ranked 13th in the NFL, they aren’t exactly scaring other teams with Darren McFadden, Robert Turbin, and Rod Smith. Just three times this season has McFadden, a former Arkansas Razorbacks star, rushed for more than 65 yards in a game. Turbin and Smith have combined for 65 yards for the season. Murray has struggled for the Philadelphia Eagles, but he can still be a good running back if he is in the right offensive system.
The right system for DeMarco Murray is the one that the Dallas Cowboys run. Fortunately for the 28-year-old running back, Scott Linehan is still the offensive coordinator, and he has not made a bunch of modifications to the scheme. That means that Murray should be able to get back on the field much sooner because of his familiarity with the playbook. DeMarco loved running behind Travis Frederick, Zack Martin, Doug Free, and Tyronn Smith last year. He might like it even more this year since the offensive line added La’el Collins. Murray would love nothing more than to go home.
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