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Looking Away From Murray: Todd Gurley



    Looking Away From Murray: Todd Gurley
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    ATHENS, GA - SEPTEMBER 27: Todd Gurley #3 of the Georgia Bulldogs rushes against the Tennessee Volunteers at Sanford Stadium on September 27, 2014 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/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 Georgia running back Todd Gurley.

    If not for a torn ACL two years ago and, less so, an NCAA suspension after accepting money for autographs last season, Gurley might be seen as a top-of-the-first-round talent with an elite combaination of speed, strength and size.

    Gurley rushed for 911 yards while averaging 7.4 yards per carry with nine touchdowns in 2014, all while missing seven games due to the suspension and then injury.