Dez Bryant took to social media to let all of Cowboys Nation know he wants DeMarco Murray to come home to Dallas. He tagged both Tony Romo and Jason Witten in the tweet that blew up Twitter Thursday.
When reports surfaced that DeMarco Murray and the Eagles were in a stand-off in regards to contact negotiations, Bryant didn’t hesitate to invite him back to the Cowboys.
Dez Bryant and DeMarco Murray both had career seasons in 2014. Murray won the NFL rushing crown and Dez Bryant not only made all pro, but led the NFL with 16 touchdowns: breaking the single season record previously held by former Cowboys’ wide receiver, Terrell Owens.
The Eagles stance is that Murray followed up an outstanding 2014 campaign with the worst season of his career. The new staff is concerned that he can’t repeat that record breaking performance. However, the Eagles offensive line was among the worst in the NFL when it came to run blocking.
Chip Kelly allowing Pro Bowl guard Evan Mathis to make his way to Denver in free agency, had an ill effect on the running game. The nine year veteran, Allen Babre, has only started 64 of a 144 possible games, and only saw action in one in 2014. Third year RG, Matt Tobin, is a tad undersized at 290 lbs and unable to get much push. Eleven year veteran, All-Pro LT Jason Peters, has dealt with nagging injuries and father time has obviously taken his toll. DeMarco Murray was set up to fail in Philadelphia.
Murray has doubts about his role in the offense moving forward and if he ends up getting released, Dez Bryant, who has been deemed a vocal leader on the team, made it clear he wants him to come home.
It has been reported that Murray is building a permanent home in Dallas. Questions remain as to whether or not he can return to his 2014 form, but hey, if the price is right, I agree with Dez Bryant: come on home to Dallas. I am sure there wouldn’t be any complaints from Tony Romo or Jason Witten. After all, it’s hard to replicate the chemistry he had with the Cowboys’ offensive line.