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Report: 'Slim chance' RB DeMarco Murray returns to Dallas
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Report: 'Slim chance' RB DeMarco Murray returns to Dallas
Tuesday March 3rd, 2015

The chances of Dallas Cowboys All-Pro running back DeMarco Murray returning to the team for the 2015 season are “slim,” according to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport.

The NFL’s free agency period starts on March 10.

Cowboys owner/general Jerry Jones has said talks with Murray's agent are going "slow," and that he would likely test the free-agent market.

The Cowboys currently have about $6 million in cap space, and they decided to use the franchise tag on All-Pro wide receiver Dez Bryant. The franchise tag this season for wide receivers is $12.8 million.

Rapoport listed four potential spots—Indianapolis, Arizona, Jacksonville and Seattle—for Murray should he not return to Dallas next season.

A separate report from ESPN's Ed Werder said that Murray would likely return to Dallas if its offer to Murray is "equal or financially similar" to those presented by other teams.

Murray was named the NFL’s offensive player of the year after rushing for a franchise-record 1,845 yards and had a 57 catches for another 416 yards. He also tied for the league lead in rushing touchdowns with 13.

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