"DeMarco is a great football player and a great young man,'' Garrett said, per the Dallas Morning News. "What he was able to do for our ball club last year was phenomenal. He had a huge impact on the success that we had.
"We wanted him to be a Cowboy not just for this coming year but for many years to come. ... Unfortunately that didn't work out. Now we have to move on and make the next best decision for our team.''
When pressed about whether the Cowboys will be able to replace the tough yards Murray picked up, Garrett didn't waver.
"Absolutely,'' he said. "It has to be replaced.
"It was a good style of football for us to play. We will try to continue to do that.''