Romo on Murray: “I’m Losing a Close Friend”

The Cowboys lost DeMarco Murray to the Eagles this week

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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is understandably disappointed that DeMarco Murray is leaving for the Philadelphia Eagles. But he understands that it’s part of the business.

It just happened, so you have to process everything,” Romo said, per the Dallas Morning News. “All the way up until today, I was still thinking we’d be able to keep DeMarco. Obviously, it’s not an ideal situation. I’m losing a close friend, too, so that hurts. We have to trust in the process and the people making the decisions. We have salary cap implications and a bunch of other things that we have to decide. That plays a role. The Eagles obviously thought as highly of him as we did.”

Murray agreed with the Eagles on Thursday after four seasons with the Cowboys. Last year, he set a new franchise record with 1,845 yards.

Romo admitted he (may have) reached out to Murray to try to get him to stay.

“I may have tried a few times, maybe just a few,” Romo said. “But sometimes that’s just a reality. And sometimes that’s disappointing.”

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