Before DeMarco Murray was a Tennessee Titan and before Alfred Morris was a Dallas Cowboy, the Cowboys had discussions about bringing the 2014 rushing champion Murray back to Dallas, according to Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
The Eagles Murray traded to the Titans on March 9.
“You are always looking at opportunities,” Garrett said, per the Star-Telegram. “We have a lot of discussions about a lot of players on teams throughout the league. You are always looking to try to bring guys in who can help your football team. In some cases you are more familiar with guys than others because they have been with you. So you look at those opportunities and see if they are realistic. We do that with a lot of different guys.”
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Murray rushed for a franchise record 1,845 yards in 2014, and won AP Offensive Player of the Year. He departed Dallas to join the rival Eagles a little over a year ago, but struggled in a new, much smaller role than he had had in 2014 with the Cowboys.
“He was a really good player for us during his four years with the Cowboys,” Garrett said. “Great respect for him as a player, great respect for him as a man. He is going to do a great job in Tennessee. He is going to fit in that system really well. Mike Mularkey is a great coach. It’s a good fit for both the player and the team. We were around him for four years. He was a helluva player and helluva person. He always went about it the right way. I think Tennessee is fortunate to have him.”