DeMarco Murray RB PHI 3 weeks ago2 Comments

Murray has officially signed a five-year contract with the Eagles.

Murray's contract was finalized on the same day as Ryan Mathews', with the Eagles making the interesting decision to sign two veteran running backs for a backfield that already has Darren Sproles. Murray is obviously going to get most of the carries, but he'll likely catch fewer passes in Philadelphia, and presumably won't be asked to tote the rock upwards of 350 times again. The Eagles are one of the few teams with an offensive line nearly as good as the Cowboys', but Philly doesn't have a signal-caller of Tony Romo's caliber, nor a receiving threat like Dez Bryant. Re-signing with the Cowboys was probably the best-case scenario for Murray's fantasy outlook, but a spot in Chip Kelly's backfield is one heck of a consolation prize. Murray should be a first-round pick in the vast majority of leagues, despite the concerns over his enormous 2014 workload.

DeMarco Murray RB PHI 3 weeks ago

Murray is set to sign a five-year, $42 million deal with the Eagles, ESPN.com reports.

Murray's deal will reportedly include $21 million in guaranteed money, and sets the stage for him to replace LeSean McCoy as the Eagles' lead back this coming season. Of course, in the wake of the team's pending addition of Murray, it remains to seen where fellow RB Ryan Mathews ends up. Previous reports indicated that Mathews had agreed to join the team, but given that his deal with the Eagles was not final, it seems plausible that he'll move on from Philadelphia. The 27-year-old Murray finished the 2014 season with a career-high 1,845 rushing yards on 392 carries and 13 touchdowns for the Cowboys, to go along with 57 catches for 416 yards.

DeMarco Murray RB PHI 3 weeks ago5 Comments

Murray appears to be on track to agree to a deal with the Eagles, according to ESPN.com.

We'll await confirmation of Murray's potential deal with the Eagles, as well as contract details, but at this stage it looks like the running back could be in line to help fill the void created by Philadelphia's trade of LeSean McCoy to Buffalo. Previous reports indicated that the Eagles were prepared to sign Ryan Mathews, though if Murray joins the team, that anticipated move could well be re-evaluated.

DeMarco Murray RB PHI 3 weeks ago6 Comments

Murray will travel to Philadelphia and meet with Eagles official on Thursday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

Murray is reportedly considering offers from several teams, but this report seems to indicate the Eagles are in the lead for his services. Expect another update on his status once his visit with the Eagles concludes.

DeMarco Murray RB PHI 3 weeks ago2 Comments

Murray and the Eagles share a mutual interest, ESPN reports.

There is no indication that the two sides are anywhere close to an agreement, but it would certainly be an intriguing partnership, given Chip Kelly's desire to run the ball, and Murray's success in doing so last season. The Cowboys -- and likely several other teams -- remain in the mix for Murray, who is likely the top free agent still on the board.

DeMarco Murray RB PHI 1 month ago68 Comments

Cowboys executive VP Stephen Jones indicated on Saturday that Murray would be allowed to test free agency, the Dallas Morning News reports. "There is an expectation that he will get back to us before he signs with another club," Jones said. "There's a hope that he would. But that would be unfair to him and for other clubs to say he's going to bring something back. We hope we get to visit with him. We'll see what happens."

There's still time for the Cowboys and Murray to reach an agreement on a contract before free agency officially begins, but all signs point to the club letting Murray test the market. Coming off a career season, he should command a hefty payday, and if he doesn't return to Dallas they should have plenty of options to replace him in a draft class loaded with running backs.

DeMarco Murray RB PHI 3 months ago

Murray (hand) carried 25 times for 123 yards and a TD in Sunday's 26-21 playoff loss to the Packers.

Murray -- who also caught a five-yard pass -- finished the regular season with 392 carries for a league-high 1,845 rushing yards, with 13 touchdowns, while adding 57 catches for 451 receiving yards. The soon-to-be 27-year-old is slated to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason and on the heels of his career year, he's in for a big payday. It remains to be seen, however, just how aggressive the Cowboys will be in trying to retain Murray.

DeMarco Murray RB PHI 3 months ago

Murray (hand) took 19 carries for 75 yards and a touchdown, adding three receptions for 22 yards on four targets, in Sunday's 24-20 win over the Lions.

The entire Dallas offense struggled for most of the first half, until Terrance Williams broke off a 76-yard touchdown reception inside of the two-minute. While the comeback was mostly led by Tony Romo and the defense, Murray found soon room to run in the second half, despite facing the NFL's top-ranked rushing defense. He'll draw a much more favorable matchup next week, with the Cowboys traveling to Lambeau Field to take on a Packers team that has a shaky front seven.

DeMarco Murray RB PHI 3 months ago

Murray (hand) had 20 carries for 100 rushing yards and a touchdown, as well as three catches on three targets for 21 receiving yards during Sunday's win over Washington.

Murray clinched the rushing title with his 12th 100-yard game of the season, finishing the season with 392 carries for 1,845 yards and 13 rushing touchdowns, while also adding 57 catches on 64 targets for 451 receiving yards. He set the Cowboys' single-season rushing yards record along the way, and he has a great resume for a potential Offensive Player of the Year Award.

DeMarco Murray RB PHI 3 months ago

Murray (hand/illness) is active for Sunday's game at Washington, Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Nearly two weeks removed from breaking a bone in his left hand, Murray is ready to roll with a potential franchise record on the line. He needs only 29 yards to surpass the 1,773 posted by Emmitt Smith in 1995, which is quite attainable against a Washington defense that has allowed 4.1 YPC to running backs in the last four contests. However, even though coach Jason Garrett has relayed that he won't rest the starters, the Cowboys only have a slim chance of improving its current standing as the No. 3 seed in the NFC with a win, meaning Murray may not play the entirety of the season finale.