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Cowboys Willing To Sign RB DeMarco Murray To An Extension During The Season

ESPN’s Ed Werder reports that the Cowboys are willing to sign RB DeMarco Murray to a contract extension during the season if they can find middle ground in terms of his value.

  • However, Werder mentions that nothing is imminent between the two parties at this point in time.

Cowboys CEO Stephen Jones mentioned during a radio interview a few weeks ago that they would like to Murray under team control long-term.

“We certainly wouldn’t be against that,” Jones said, via the Dallas Morning News. “Long term, we’ve told DeMarco that we’d love to have him here. At the end of the day, it’s no different than Dez [Bryant], we want to keep our good players and DeMarco is one of them. I think I said something to that effect in camp. He’s a guy that we would like to see stay here long term. He’s certainly only increased our desire to have him stay.

Murray, 26, has been extremely impressive to start the season as he’s ran for 534 yards on 99 carries (5.4 YPC) and has scored five touchdowns. He has also contributed 68 yards receiving on nine receptions. More importantly than his stats, the Cowboys are wining games when they get him more involved.

Murray is entering the final year of his rookie contract and stands to make a base salary of $1.406 million for the 2014 season.

Murray would fair pretty well on the open market as long as he can stay healthy for the remainder of the season.