NFL Network reporter Albert Breer dropped an interesting note about Philadelphia Eagles running DeMarco Murray in his latest NFL notebook column. According to Breer, the Cowboys don't really regret letting Murray walk in free agency despite their lack of talent at running back. Why? Take a look:
One thing the Cowboys aren't exactly showing regret for is the decision to let DeMarco Murray walk. Yes, he was a great fit for the Dallas offense. But the Murray-related drama of the last two weeks didn't exactly shock his old co-workers. "The guy is a pro in his preparation and toughness and competitiveness," said one club source. "But he's also entitled, selfish and condescending. He's a great 'team' guy when he's the guy." Murray's reputation in Dallas was of a player who'd mope at times when things didn't go his way, which is part of what the Eagles have dealt with of late.
Murray reportedly expressed his frustration with a decreased role to Eagles CEO and Chairman Jeffrey Lurie following Philadelphia's win over New England in Week 13. Despite this, Murray still played a limited role in the Eagles' offense last week. Murray played 32% of the snaps, which was slightly less than Darren Sproles had at 35%. Ryan Matthews' 13 carries were two more than Murray's 11 rushes.
In fairness to Murray, he's said all the right things in public. But there have been rumors about him trying to force his way back to the Cowboys.
It was already concerning that Chip Kelly dedicated a lot of money to a player coming off a huge workload at a fungible position. It's especially weird that Kelly made such a big investment in a player like Murray who might not be a great culture fit, either.