We should probably still assume there's a plan ... though maybe not one we expected. There will be no Adrian Peterson in Dallas. And according to Jerry Jones, we shouldn't expect Todd Gurley or Melvin Gordon, either.
"It's not urgent. It's not urgent in the draft," Jones said Tuesday 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."
Should we believe it? We've reached the zenith of Lying Season after all, when NFL front offices will say just about anything to give them the best chance to get who they want come Thursday night in Chicago. After all, it would behoove the Cowboys to publicly distance themselves from the top running backs in the class.
But there is reason to believe Jerrah is telling the truth. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport has heard talk that Dallas could wait until the third or even fourth round before addressing the running back position.
Jones believes in his in-house options, a group that includes returning players Lance Dunbar and Joseph Randle to go with recent Raiders cast-off Darren McFadden. Perhaps Jones really is convinced his offensive line -- the NFL's best in 2014 -- allows the Cowboys to turn any mortal ball-carrier into a Pro Bowl producer.
So ... is Jones for real, or is he bluffing? Here's the best news of all: We'll find out in about 48 hours.
Here's the rest of Tuesday's draft buzz:
» The Browns might "covet" Marcus Mariota, but what about the guy they took in the first round last year? Browns left tackle Joe Thomas told NFL Media's Andrea Kremer that Johnny Manziel has undergone a "night and day" transformation since last year. Could Manziel's positive first impressions out of rehab sway Cleveland's thinking?