Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said this week that he’d like running back DeMarco Murray to be a Cowboy for life, and he’s willing to show some flexibility in negotiations going forward to prove it.
“We want DeMarco enough that I've got some serious flexibility in my bracket,” Jones said, per ESPN Dallas, before adding that the Cowboys “want Murray for his career as well.”
Murray, the reigning AP Offensive Player of the Year, set a franchise record with 1,845 yards on 392 carries in 2014. What’s more, head coach Jason Garrett credits Murray with helping the surprising 2014 Cowboys establish their identity as a physical team.
“There’s no question that Murray is an outstanding football player in my mind,” Jones said. “Our wish is to work something out and we’re going to strive to do that to the extent that we can. There’s some unique circumstances here. He won (offensive player of the year). We had the top rushing game, so relative to values, that creates some things that wouldn’t be there had we not had some of the success that we’ve had.”
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