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Cowboys Not Expected To Sign DeMarco Murray To A Mid-Season Extension

ESPN’s Ed Werder is getting the sense that a contract extension between the Cowboys and RB DeMarco Murray will not happen during the season.

  • According to Werder, Murray currently has “too much leverage” in talks, which prevents Dallas from locking him up to a “team-friendly” contract.

With this in mind, it seems very likely that they will head into the offseason with both Murray and WR Dez Bryant set to reach the open market. Many expect the Cowboys to franchise Bryant and try to work out a long-term agreement with Murray.

There’s even a chance they could allow him to test free agency if his asking price is too high and see what kind of offers he receives from prospective teams.

Murray, 26, has been extremely impressive this season as he’s ran for 913 yards on 187 carries (4.9 YPC) and scored seven touchdowns, over the course of seven games.

More importantly than his stats, the Cowboys are winning games by getting him more involved in their offense and not relying on Tony Romo to throw the ball as much.

We have Murray currently listed as the No. 9 player in our Top 25 – 2015 Free Agents list.