DeMarco Murray ready for possible break from 'Boys


Cowboys owner Jerry Jones acknowledged last week it will be a challenge to bring back Dez Bryant and DeMarco Murray in 2015.

Both offensive stars are on track to reach free agency and the Cowboys' salary-cap situation likely doesn't allow the team to hand out two lucrative long-term deals.

Conventional wisdom has Bryant being the first priority for the Cowboys. If so, there's a very real possibility we have a unique situation in which the NFL's rushing champion changes teams in the offseason.

"Those guys know how I am as a person and I understand that business aspect," Murray told from the Pro Bowl hotel in Arizona. "I don't get butt-hurt. I don't get my feelings hurt. I believe in myself and what I'm capable of doing and whoever it is I'm playing for next year, I know I'm going to make a huge impact."

"I've thought about a lot of things I haven't told anyone yet, not even my agent or not even my family," he added. "You can sit back and look at the pros and cons of many different situations and you think of yourself and think of your family in these situations."

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Dallas has a four-year, $16 million pact on the table for Murray. It's a low-ball offer considering Murray's recent performance, and a good sign the running back will test the market in a couple of months.

He'll be a fascinating test case at a time when the perceived value of running backs has never been lower.

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