The Dallas Cowboys appear to have been contemplating a reunion with DeMarco Murray when the Philadelphia Eagles made him available earlier this offseason.
Though it's unclear whether trade talks ever took place before Murray was eventually sent to the Tennessee Titans, head coach Jason Garrett told Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram the Cowboys indeed discussed the possibility of reacquiring their former running back.
"You are always looking at opportunities," Garrett said. "We have a lot of discussions about a lot of players on teams throughout the league. You are always looking to try to bring guys in who can help your football team.
"In some cases you are more familiar with guys than others because they have been with you. So you look at those opportunities and see if they are realistic. We do that with a lot of different guys."
Murray, who posted an NFL-best 1,845 yards in his final season with the Cowboys, now lands with in Tennessee looking to bounce back from a highly disappointing one-year stint with the Eagles.
Garrett appears to agree with the idea that a scheme change, as well as more opportunities to run from behind center, will help Murray recapture his previous level of production.
"He is going to do a great job in Tennessee," Garrett said. "He is going to fit in that system really well. Mike Mularkey is a great coach. It’s a good fit for both the player and the team. We were around him for four years. He was a helluva player and helluva person. He always went about it the right way. I think Tennessee is fortunate to have him."
Entering the 2016 season as the featured back, Murray will likely be given a heavy workload, as the Titans look to keep pressure off Marcus Mariota in the passing game.
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