The DeMarco Murray era in Dallas could soon be coming to a halting stop. Ian Rapoport is reporting that the Cowboys have cooled on DeMarco Murray, and are prepared to seek options via trade because Murray is no longer deemed the long term answer at running back.
From #NFLGameDay: Cowboys no longer sold on DeMarco Murray as franchise RB. Have had discussions about adding. Watch them at trade deadline
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 20, 2013
Pro Football Talk is reporting that the most obvious target could be Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew.
The most obvious target would be Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew. Even though G.M. Dave Caldwell has said that Jones-Drew won’t be traded, we’ve reported that he’d be available at the right price.
Dallas would of course have to figure out how to fit Drew and his $4.9 million salary under their already stressed cap. Some other names mentioned were Lions running back Mikel Leshoure, Saints running back Mark Ingram, and Raiders running back Darren McFadden.
Leshoure I could see, but Ingram isn’t an upgrade over Murray, and McFadden is just as injury prone.