As if that wasn't enough, the big deal came earlier today, when 2014 rushing leader and former Bradford roommate DeMarco Murray agreed to a five year $42 million deal, $21 million of which is guaranteed. Just as Mathews was, Murray was injury prone for most of his career, but was able to stay healthy last season and put up some gaudy numbers. Murray rushed for 1,845 yards, which not only led the league, but was nearly 500 yards better than the second leading rusher, Le'Veon Bell.
While it's true that running backs do have a short shelf life, and the Cowboys ran Murray into the ground last season, he should not only continue to benefit from the strong offensive line play in Philly, but he has a couple of teammates that can take plenty of carries for themselves so Murray doesn't have to run the ball 400 times again. In just his fifth season, Murray still has a lot of football left in him.
I personally love the Murray signing. Not only are you getting a proven rusher to replace Shady, but Cowboys fans are so salty over this move as well. Last season, every Cowboy fan was loving DeMarco Murray and saying that he was the best back in the league. Now he's apparently washed up and wasn't that good to begin with. Gimme your tears Cowboys fans!
By: Dan Goggin
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