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Jason Garrett Pays Tribute to Marion Barber III After Tragic News

was rocked yesterday by the tragic news of Marion Barber III’s untimely passing. There was outpouring of condolences and love for the former Dallas throughout , and a particularly touching tribute came from Jason Garrett.

Barber was found dead in his home yesterday during a wellness check by Frisco, TX police. The cause of death has not yet been disclosed. He was only 38 years old.

Garrett was from 2007-2010, Marion’s last four seasons with the . It was in 2010 that Jason became interim after was fired. Barber was released the following .

In their four years together, Garrett witnessed and benefitted from Barber’s memorably punishing, relentless running style. Marion went to his only in 2007 during Jason’s first year as offensive coordinator.

In the wake of Barber’s death, Garrett shared the following through his personal account:

Jason Garrett on Twitter: “His physical style and relentless spirit were infectious! Showed up in how he practiced! Showed up in how he played in games! It was impossible not to notice #24! He leaped off the tape! As great a player as Marion was, he was an even better person. / Twitter”

His physical style and relentless spirit were infectious! Showed up in how he practiced! Showed up in how he played in games! It was impossible not to notice #24! He leaped off the tape! As great a player as Marion was, he was an even better person.

Jason Garrett on Twitter: “He would run through the wall for you and he always had your back! I absolutely love Marion Barber and will miss him very much! Brill and I are so saddened by this news and extend our sincere condolences to the Barber family and all who loved him. / Twitter”

He would run through the wall for you and he always had your back! I absolutely love Marion Barber and will miss him very much! Brill and I are so saddened by this news and extend our sincere condolences to the Barber family and all who loved him.

Earlier this morning, also added his thoughts on Marion Barber’s passing. Parcells was Dallas’ head coach in 2005 when Barber was drafted and also coached him in 2006.

Calvin Watkins on Twitter: “Bill Parcells on the death of Marion Barber to @dmn_cowboys I hold him in high regard. I hate to bring up football now because that’s not important but he was almost like a perfect player. In this respect, he could run, block, he could catch, he was tough and he was always there. / Twitter”

Bill Parcells on the death of Marion Barber to @dmn_cowboys I hold him in high regard. I hate to bring up football now because that’s not important but he was almost like a perfect player. In this respect, he could run, block, he could catch, he was tough and he was always there.

These are just a sample of the many kind words from former coaches and teammates shared following Barber’s death.

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Jess Haynie

Written by Jess Haynie

Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!

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