The draft's top backfield options came off the board on Thursday night in Chicago, with Todd Gurleygoing 10th overall to the Rams and Melvin Gordonjoining the Chargers five picks later. San Diego, obviously concerned about the possibility of Dallas or another RB-needy team making a move, traded up two spots to land Gordon.
Which took us back to Jerry Jones' comments on Tuesday.
"It's not urgent. It's not urgent in the draft," he said on the subject of drafting a Murray replacement. "We don't have that as a must to come out of here with a running back."
NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that the Cowboys could wait until the third or even fourth round before selecting a running back. Remaining backs on the board include Tevin Coleman, Duke Johnson, T.J. Yeldon, Ameer Abdullah and Jay Ajayi.
Jones said this week he believes the Cowboys' in-house options are good enough to thrive behind a talented offensive line. We'll soon find out how much he actually believes that.