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Should The Cowboys Be Looking For DeMarco Murray’s Replacement?

fan_u_murray_600There comes a time in every teams life when they have to decide if they have a future with their oft-injured franchise .

The Cowboys might be facing that junction of life as we speak.

has been a pleasant surprise for a draft pick.  Since joining the Cowboys he has produced 1560 yards on 325 yards and six touchdowns.  After bursting on to the scene, the Cowboys hoped that they had found the franchise running back they had been searching for since the departure of .

However, the only truly consistent thing about Murray is his nack for .

Murray has missed nine games due to in two seasons with the Cowboys.  Legitimate concern is begining to mount on whether Murray can endure the riggers of a full NFL season.  When healthy, Murray shows glimpses of being a top-10 running back in this league but the Cowboys would much prefer consistency at the position over sporatic big games.

So what should the Cowboys do about Murray?

A deep draft class has talented running backs that could tempt the Cowboys.  Prospects like Eddie Lacy, Johnathan Franklin, Monte Ball, Stepfan Taylor and Giovanni Bernard are guys who could come in and produce on every down for the Cowboys.  Then there are guys like Lattimore, Ellington and who project to become featured backs over time.

The bottom line is that the Cowboys will have options.

hi-res-128790021_crop_exactThey might not need a guy who can come in right away and produce.  However, Murray's contract is going to expire in 2015 and considering the Cowboys projected cap status and other pending the Cowboys definitely need a plan.

's relies strongly on a balanced rushing attack that allows the offense to take risks in the .  For the offense to be successful they need a consistent running back, something they don't have with Murray and because of that struggled.

The Cowboys need to invest in more than just an , they need to invest in their scheme and the weapons that make it successful. If the Cowboys hope to maximize Tony Romo's skill set they need to ease his burden by adding a running back who can be consistent through a full NFL season.

Murray remains a talented back who could very well have a bright future, I'm just not sure the future is in Dallas.

Bo Martin
Bo Martin
Former Sports Writer. Veteran. Serving veterans is my passion. Johns Hopkins Student. Enjoy Discussing Politics and sports!

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David Ortiz III

the cowboys need to start THINKING OF TRADING PLAYERS INSTEAD OF WORRING OF THE SALARY CAP….

David Ortiz III

FREE AGENCY DIDNT RUIN THE COWBOYS IT WAS JERRY JONES THAT DID IT, THINKING HE IS A COACH, HE SHOULD TAKE A HARD LOOK AT THE OAKLAND RADIERS AND WHAT THE OWNER AL DAVIS DID TO THEM….

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