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Looking Away From Murray: Tevin Coleman

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    PISCATAWAY, NJ - NOVEMBER 15: Tevin Coleman #6 of the Indiana Hoosiers runs the ball in the fourth quarter during a game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at High Point Solutions Stadium on November 15, 2014 in Piscataway, New Jersey. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

    One of the biggest offseason questions facing the Dallas Cowboys after their 13-5 season, and one that will need to be answered sooner rather than later, is whether they bring back running back DeMarco Murray on the heels of his record-setting season.

    Emotion and sentiment says it's a no-brainer, but logic might say otherwise.

    So what if the Cowboys let Murray walk after the greatest season in franchise history for a running back? Where could the Cowboys go as an alternative? There's talk of the Cowboys looking to the draft to replace Murray, which would likely require a first-round pick (No. 27) and definitely no later than their second-round selection.

    A guy that could possibly be there when the Cowboys come up at No. 27 is Indiana running back Tevin Coleman.

    The only running back in the nation to rush for more yards than Coleman's 2,036 yards was yesterday's entry, Wisconsin's Heisman runner-up Melvin Gordon. Coleman is a workhorse and can carry the load of being a No. 1 back, that is not a question, as he's probably one of just three running backs in the draft who could go in the first round.