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News: FWST: Cowboys in the market for a solid backup for oft-injured DeMarco Murray

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  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    By Clarence E. Hill Jr.
    chill@star-telegram.com

    Former first-round pick Felix Jones is a free agent and not expected to return after largely being a disappointment the past few years, putting the Cowboys in the market for a backup to share the load with Murray.

    Owner Jerry Jones said it’s a priority because of Murray’s workload and expectations for him rather than concerns about his health.

    “It’s no different than any running back that I would be looking to to have the snaps that we’d expect from him,” Jones said. “We’re counting on him for protection. We count on him obviously to carry the ball; we count on him in the passing game and are going to count on him more in the passing game. … But the concern is a concern. We sure need a backup.”

    Coach Jason Garrett said the Cowboys aren’t looking for a change-of-pace back to complement Murray. They just need the best back possible to make their offense go and not have a letdown if Murray’s unavailable.

    Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/2013/02/24/4640845/cowboys-in-the-market-for-a-solid.html#storylink=cpy
  2. CowboysYanksLakers

    CowboysYanksLakers Well-Known Member

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    I would draft a big back who can finish.
  3. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    As opposed to a little one, who can't? :)
  4. Gaede

    Gaede Well-Known Member

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    There a plenty quality backs in this draft. I think it would be wise to spend a 3rd rounder. The second runningback can play a big role in this offense, and could potentially be a starter--if Murray's injury woes continue
  5. morasp

    morasp Well-Known Member

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    Or his fumble woes.
  6. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    I think you can find a good back up later then the 3rd.
  7. Chuck 54

    Chuck 54 Well-Known Member

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    Rookie RB in Washington was a sixth rounder who ran a 4.68 forty. Plenty of guys like that. Draft is full of backs who were productive in college, know how to run, but don't wow anyone at combine, poor man's Emmitt Smith, who was considered too slow by many going into draft.
  8. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Would not mind a late pick on a guy like Neb RB Rex Burkhead
  9. Eddie

    Eddie Well-Known Member

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    Instead of drafting a complementary, change of pace back ... how about drafting a RB who can carry the load full time?

    We all know Murray ain't gonna make it through an entire season.

    So why get another Felix Jones???
  10. Cowboys22

    Cowboys22 Well-Known Member

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    That's exactly what they said they were looking for. Did you even read the article?
  11. thebigeasy88

    thebigeasy88 Member

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    As a huge Nebraska fan...I would LOVE this pick. Good post my man...
  12. rash

    rash Member

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    folks what about Tanner?
  13. egn22

    egn22 Well-Known Member

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    Wonder what ivory's price tag will be
  14. bkight13

    bkight13 Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    S Jackson, A Bradshaw, M Turner, R Mendenhall, C Ivory and possibly D Williams, R Bush and W McGahee all are available. A vet on a one year deal wouldn't be a bad way to go.
  15. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    I'd rather just draft a RB in the 4th or 5th. Put the money towards the OL. It would better spent.
  16. CowboysYanksLakers

    CowboysYanksLakers Well-Known Member

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    I like the running back from Michigan St. Le'Veon Bell!
  17. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    A backup VFA RB isn't going to cost very much. If we've got better uses for a 4th or 5th rounder (TE3, LB, S), I don't mind passing on a RB in this draft. There are mid-round guys there every draft, and we've had pretty good luck across the board finding value RBs. 4th round picks might be pretty valuable this year, given some of our holes.
  18. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    Vet RB-depends on the cost. I'd much rather have a younger and less expensive back. They'll be looking third down at a lot of positions.
  19. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    Outside of AP, there is not another back in the NFL right now that I would say is worth a true 1st rd pick. Sadly the value of the RB position is lower now then it has ever been due to the league pushing the pass.

    4th or 5th rd there will be good all purpose backs available that will be cheap and have YOUNG legs
  20. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    I get what you are saying but it doesn't change the fact if we don't improve the OL we will always be challenged in the running game.

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