Tuesday March 10th, 2015

The Dallas Cowboys talked to the agents of impending free agent running back DeMarco Murray on Monday night, Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter reported earlier Tuesday that the Cowboys have not spoken with Murray about his status since last week.

According to Schefter's report, Murray deleted references to the team from his Twitter account but it is not known if a lack of communication between the two sides is the reason.


Murray is set to become an unrestricted free agent at 4 p.m. ET.

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

Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported that there is a "slim" chance that Murray returns to the Cowboys next season.

Dallas has about $12 million in cap space after using the franchise tag on All-Pro wide receiver Dez Bryant and restructuring the contract of All-Pro left tackle Tyron Smith.

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Murray was named the NFL’s offensive player of the year after rushing for a franchise-record 1,845 yards and catching 57 passes for another 416 yards. He also tied for the league lead in rushing touchdowns with 13 and set the NFL record by opening the season with eight straight 100-yard rushing games.

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