Submitted by Kelso Sturgeon on Friday, August 7, 2015 at 12:00 AM
True Story Behind Cowboys Letting Murray Get Away Has Everything To Do With NFL’S Meat-Rack Reality
Broncos Deny It But Elway Tried To Unload Super-Star QB Manning In Off Season
NFL Pre-Season Begins Sunday With Winning 10-Unit Play On Vikings-Steelers Hall Of Fame Game
If you are one of those Dallas Cowboys fans who have not figured out why super-star running back DeMarco Murray who won the National Football League rushing title with 1,845 yards to his credit left Texas and landed with the Philadelphia Eagles it had everything to do with the heartless meat-rack reality that is simply the actual culture of professional football.
And, by the way, the Denver Broncos tried to get rid of quarterback Peyton Manning during the off season even though they adamantly deny it. Denver Executive Vice President of Football Operations and General Manager John Elway, himself a former Broncos great, tried quietly to trade one of the NFL’s greatest quarterbacks while he still had value. It also has not been lost on league insiders Elway believes it is time for back-up Brock Osweiler, a three-year veteran from Arizona State, to take over.
No vote of confidence here, my friends. The meat rack rules the day.
When one has given all he can give, and is completely drained, he takes his place on the rack hoping someone will pick up the pieces. There is no heart, no thanks and not even a “good luck”; when you are let go, or sent on down the road to a new team.
The background of letting Murray go to the Eagles, where he signed a $42-million contract, is interesting and it was basically based on statistical data that said the Cowboys had seen the best of him and that they expected a major drop-off in production this season.
The Dallas front office—and that means team owner Jerry Jones—noted that running backs coming off a record-breaking season such as was Murray performed poorly the next season. Murray’s rushing total was the ninth most ever by a running back and the Dallas executives noted the eight guys above him in the record book rushed for an average of 831 yards less the following season.
Jones and his staff also took cover behind their belief that Manny Moe and Jack would have had the same kind of success behind what many consider the best offense line in the NFL—a tackle to tackle contingent made up of three pro-bowlers and two all-pros. We shall see, because with no proven running back Manny, Moe and Jack in the persons of Joseph Randle, Lance Dunbar and Darren McFadden will attempt to do by committee what Murray did by himself last season.
While I am not among the legions who consider themselves "Dallas haters", I would prosper there may be a reason that under Jones’ guiding hand the Cowboys have not won a Super Bowl in 20 years and have had but nine winning seasons in the past 20.
Dallas will certainly have a decent offense this season, with a very good offensive line, quarterback Ton Romo and wide-receiver Dez Bryant doing their thing but to suggest Murray was not worth keeping insults one’s intelligence
For the record, Dallas is 12-1 to win the Super Bowl, 11-10 to win the NFC East and predicted in Las Vegas betting emporiums to win 9.5 games. I will take the under.
Only the future determines the worth of all things.
The world will soon know whether Dallas did the right thing in letting Murray go and whether Manning finds himself in the back-seat before the season is over. Regardless, the mean rack is again in play.
5-0-1 In Last Seven Hall Of Fame Games And Intend To Win 10-Unit Play As NFL Pre-Season Begins 65-Game Schedule Sunday
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