With DeMarco Murray leading the world in rushing through five games, it comes as no surprise that Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones says the team is committed to keeping the 26-year-old once his contract runs out after this season.
Murray has 670 yards on 130 carries and five touchdowns on the year, but Jones has said in the past that the team would wait for the season to play out to open negotiations.
“Historically, I don’t comment on negotiations until they’re over,” Jones said Monday on 105.3-FM The Fan, via Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News. “I’ve been consistent in saying that we want to keep our good football players on our team. And I’ve been consistent in saying DeMarco Murray is one of those guys that we want to keep around. Not only is he a good football player, but better than that, he’s a top notch individual.
“He’s a great leader on this team. He stands for all the things we want to have as a Dallas Cowboy. We’ll do anything and everything we can to keep him. It’s got to make business sense for him. It’s got to make business sense for us.”
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