The Philadelphia Eagles are reportedly well within the running for former Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray, the NFL’s reigning Offensive Player of the Year and leading rusher in 2014.
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ESPN NFL insider Adam Caplan reported that the Eagles are in the hunt for Murray’s services and noted that there is a mutual interested between the Eagles and Murray to bring him to Philadelphia.
Adam Caplan on NFL Insiders just said the Eagles and Cowboys free agent RB DeMarco Murray have mutual interest. pic.twitter.com/nFLkvKiPmG
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Murray played out his contract with the Dallas Cowboys, but the Cowboys balked at signing him to top RB money after he rushed the ball 392 times in 2014 – a Cowboys single-season record and tied for 7th most in a season in NFL history.
In 2014 Murray rushed for a Cowboys record 1,845 yards and was named NFL Offensive Player of the Year. But the Cowboys saw more value in All-Pro WR Dez Bryant, and gave Bryant the one-year franchise tag – and allowed Murray to test the market in free agency.
The Eagles, the Cowboys bitter division rival, are in dire need of a starting RB after they traded LeSean McCoy to the Buffalo Bills for LB Kiko Alonso earlier in the month.