Jan 4, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray (29) celebrates with receiver Dez Bryant (88) after scoring a touchdown against the Detroit Lions during the third quarter in the NFC Wild Card Playoff Game at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
Dallas Cowboys Report Card: C
Now it’s time to look at America’s team, the Dallas Cowboys. Everyone’s hoping the Cowboys make bad decisions during free agency and this time, they succeeded. It’s hard to believe, but running back DeMarco Murray is now on the Philadelphia Eagles, how did owner Jerry Jones let that happen?
Murray was the engine that kept the Cowboys running last season and even in the play-offs, so there’s no doubt that was the Cowboys’ biggest upset in the free agent market. To replace Murray, they’ve signed injury prone running back Darren McFadden. The Cowboys virtually lost their running game, but if McFadden stays healthy, then they’ll survive.
They’ve added linebackers Jasper Brinkley and Andrew Gachkar to the mix along with fullback Jed Collins and cornerback Corey White. They also saw the departures of the speedster wide end Dwayne Harris, defensive tackle Henry Melton, linebackers Bruce Carter, Durant and tackle Jermey Parnell.
It’s hard to see where the Cowboys are heading with these signings and the loss of Murray. The Cowboys have the potential to be contenders in the NFC East, but it’s not going to be easy unless they improve in the free agency market.
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