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The Dallas Cowboys were right to let DeMarco Murray leave in free agency

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We've reached the halfway point of the 2015 NFL season and the Dallas Cowboys are nowhere near where they were last year.

Thanks to injuries suffered by Tony Romo and Dez Bryant, the Cowboys find themselves currently sitting on a 2-5 record that probably means they can only lose two more times this season in order to have any chance of winning the NFC East and reach the post-season.

Correct Decision

However, despite those injuries to key men and Joseph Randle being cut, the Cowboys still made the right move in letting DeMarco Murray walk out of the franchise in free agency.


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With Dallas hosting Murray and the Philadelphia Eagles this weekend in a divisional matchup, a lot is going to be made of the fact that the running back is returning to the team that let him go after having one of the best RB seasons of the past decade.

But, the Cowboys still made the right deal and will benefit from not having Murray on the roster more than they would if he was still there in Blue and White.

Murray Floundering

Murray has struggled badly in Philadelphia, being exposed by an offensive line that is nowhere near as good as the one on show at AT&T Stadium.

With 88 carries for just 307 yards and three touchdowns this season, DeMarco has been a massive letdown in Philly, struggling to even cement his starting spot in Chip Kelly's offense, with Ryan Mathews currently breathing down his neck.

The Cowboys, meanwhile, managed to snap up Dez Bryant for the long-term with the money they saved from letting Murray go.

And after Joseph Randle spectacularly flamed out of the organization, they have Darren McFadden in - who showed what he can do with 152 yards and a touchdown against the Giants - while costing a fraction of DeMarco Murray's asking price.

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