DeMarco Murray just had the best season by a running back in Dallas Cowboys franchise history, which says a lot considering the NFL's all-time leading rusher carried the ball for the Cowboys for a decade.
Murray finished the year — his last of his rookie contract — with 1,845 yards in his 16 regular-season games. In the Cowboys' 18 games, including the postseason, Murray finished with at least 100 yards in 13 of them.
But now, he's a free agent.
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On Monday as the Cowboys were cleaning out their lockers at Valley Ranch, Murray said he was unsure if he'd ever be cleaning out a locker at Valley Ranch again.
“I don’t know,” he told The Dallas Morning News. “We’ll see.”
You'd have to think Murray will be back in a Cowboys uniform, though there is a thought that his heavy workload could diminish his performance from here on out. There's also been speculation that the Cowboys could make a run at embattled Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, who missed the majority of the 2014 season while suspended for allegations of child abuse.
Murray was all about the no comment on Monday, declining to even discuss if he'd want to be back in Dallas.
“I’m not worried about my future,” he said. “I just lost a big game, the biggest game of my life. Just not worried about it right now. Just relax with my family and get away from it for a little bit.”
My money says the Cowboys place the franchise tag on Murray for the 2015 season and see if they can get another big year out of him, but giving a long-term deal to a back who just played his first full season is a bit risky, no matter how great his year was.