Reports today may have revealed just why DeMarco Murray felt the need to rid his official Twitter account of any references to his most recent employers, the Dallas Cowboys, earlier this week.
Forcing a reaction
The move itself, which occurred late on Monday evening, was seen as ominous at the time by many Cowboys fans fearful that it pointed to the reigning Offensive Player of the Year not returning to the AT&T Stadium for the 2015 season.
And now it appears that the Dallas Cowboys themselves may have brought about Murray's actions with a contract offer that clearly did not go down well with the running back.
Yahoo! Sports' NFL reporter, Charles Robinson, claimed today that sources close to the situation have confirmed to him that the Cowboys put forward an offer to DeMarco Murray far below what the player expects to earn next season.
Not doing themselves any favors
Murray remains the top name in this year's 2015 free agency class and, unlike many of his peers, is yet to plump for a new team (and contract) ahead of the new season.
The Dallas Cowboys though appear to be doing themselves few favors if they are serious in bringing Murray back and beating off the growing competition.
With the RB's camp having reportedly turned down a $4 million per year offer weeks ago, surely the Cowboys front office can't have expected him to leap up and grab at the recent $5 million deal. Especially considering Murray is apparently seeking closer to the $10 million mark after his phenomenal 2014 season.
While the Cowboys will be hoping DeMarco Murray is still keeping them in his thoughts as he assesses his options it looks increasingly like, after poor offers and social media statements, his future lies away from 'America's Team.'
Indeed reports tonight suggest that it could be Dallas' fierce rivals, the Philadelphia Eagles, who are favorites to bag the star running back.
Murray himself is believed to have made contact with Eagles head coach Chip Kelly about a move.
What do you think Cowboys fans? Have your team shot themselves in the foot re. bringing back Murray? And can you really see him landing with Philly? Let us know in the comments section below...