DeMarco Murray: Cowboys and I made best decision

BY foxsports • July 30, 2015

New Philadelphia Eagles running back DeMarco Murray believes the Dallas Cowboys made the best decision for themselves in allowing the 2014 rushing champion to leave the team.

On March 12, Murray inked a five-year, $42 million deal with the NFC East rivals replacing star running back LeSean McCoy who had been dealt to the Buffalo Bills earlier in the off-season.

"It was nothing personal from my side and their side, I believe," Murray told ESPN Radio's "Mike and Mike" on Thursday. "And I think they made the best decision for their team and I made the best decision for myself and my family.

"It was definitely a difficult process, and this is my first time ever experiencing free agency really understanding the business aspect of the NFL and it's a great business to be a part of. And, like I said, it was all business. There was no hard feelings."

Even though Murray expected to be a Cowboy throughout the season and even leading into free agency, Cowboys COO Stephen Jones told FOX Sports Southwest in an exclusive on Feb. 28 that the club would let the running back test free agency ahead of his fifth NFL season.

"[Murray] is probably going to, you know, get some peace and see what's out in the market and then we'll talk and see. I do believe deep down he'd love to stay in Dallas," said Jones.

The Cowboys franchised receiver Dez Bryant and let DeMarco Murray fly to Philadelphia, an organization that he calls "an obvious fit."

"I was fortunate, blessed enough to work something out with the Philadelphia Eagles and I'm happy with the decision that I made," Murray said.

"They've been a top special team unit past couple of years. Obviously, I faced the defense the past two years and a great defense. And offensively they run the ball and that's what they're known for doing. And I thought it would be a good fit for myself, and so a good team. They've had the opportunity to get 10 wins the last two seasons, and I felt they'd definitely have a chance to win."


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