Ed Werder is now reporting that if DeMarco Murray is traded, the Cowboys are unlikely to be involved. Sources tell Werder that the Cowboys trust three-running back situation for the duration of Ezekiel Elliott’s six-game suspension.
Ed Werder reports that Titans RB DeMarco Murray has “heard rumblings” he could be traded. Werder also wonders if the Cowboys could have interest.
According to Ian Rapoport, the Cowboys are taking calls regarding running backs ahead of today’s deadline.
Rapoport says that it seems like they’ll stand pat with their current options, but he wonders if they could make a call to the Titans about DeMarco Murray.
This comes after the news that Ezekiel Elliott‘s six-game suspension has been reinstated. He can still appeal the ruling, but it’s getting closer to the point where Elliott is running out of options.
Colts RB Frank Gore is also available if a team is interested.
Murray, 29, is a former third-round pick of the Cowboys back in 2011. He’s currently in the second year of his four-year, $25.5 million contract that included $12.5 million guaranteed and stands to make base salaries of $6.25 million over the next two years of the agreement.
In 2017, Murray has appeared in seven games and rushed for 372 yards on 86 carries (4.3 YPC) to go along with 17 receptions for 103 yards receiving and two touchdowns.
We’ll have more regarding the Cowboys as the news is available.