Tony Romo pushing Jerry Jones to bring back Murray, Bryant
Dallas cowboys quarterback Tony Romo said in a radio interview on Friday that he's "pretty consistently" talking to Jerry Jones and others involved with the team about bringing back wide receiver Dez Bryant and running back DeMarco Murray.
Jones, the team's owner and general manager, had previously said that getting deals done for both Murray and Bryant will be a "challenge." Both Murray and Bryant are set to enter unrestricted free agency this offseason.
Murray led the NFL this season with 1,845 rushing yards and tied for the league lead 13 rushing touchdowns, while Bryant finished eighth in the league with 1,320 receiving yards and ranked first with 16 receiving touchdowns.
Those two helped Dallas finish seventh in the league in total offense and fifth in scoring offense.
From The Dallas Morning News:
“I’m pretty consistently [talking to Jones], and everyone around the building, about bringing them both back,” Romo said on 103.3 [KESN-FM]. “I think everybody understands how great these guys are and how lucky we are to have them.
“Any time you get talented guys where you can put more than two on one side of the ball, you get three, four, if you’re lucky enough to ever get five, it’s one of those things where if you can put a group like that together you can make a run and be very difficult for teams to deal with for years.
“I think that’s what you’re trying to build ultimately is to have sustained success. We have an opportunity to have that.”