Report: DeMarco Murray Wants to Return to Dallas
DeMarco Murray said Thursday that he's happy in Philadelphia and wants to return to the Eagles, however according to reports that might not be entirely accurate. According to Mike Florio at ProfootballTalk.com a source with knowledge of the situation tells him there’s a "lot of truth" to the idea that Murray would like to return to the Cowboys.
A move back to Dallas would seem unlikely, his contract makes him virtually untradeable, he's due $7 million guaranteed in 2016. The reason he is in Philadelphia, the Cowboys didn't want to pony over that type of cash for the running back who led the NFL with 1,845 yards in 2014.
Murray played just 14-of-61 snaps, managing 24 yards on eight carries, Eagles coach Chip Kelly said after the game his lack of involvement was game-plan specific, but he has seen his role in the offense decrease over the last three games. Murray averaged 19.8 carries per game during a five-week stretch earlier this year but that average has dropped to 11.7 over his last three games.
After the Eagles win over New England, Murray "addressed frustrations" with his role in the offense with owner Jeffrey Lurie, after he got out-carried by both Darren Sproles and Kenjon Barner in Sunday's upset of the Patriots.
Could these discussions be the precursor to him talking his way out of Philadelphia all together?
With Ryan Mathews set to return Sunday against the Bills, Murray's role remains up in the air but we shall see how Chip Kelly the coach handles Chip Kelly the GM's top offseason addition this Sunday.
We should have a better answer of how he views Murray's role going forward after Sunday's game.