By Harry Allison
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones like to think of himself as a riverboat gambler:
High risk, high reward.
Such as signing free agent D-lineman Greg Hardy, who was immediately suspended for 10 games because of his violent behavior toward women.
Such as letting the NFL’s top rusher, DeMarco, walk to the Eagles.
Jones told USA Today the biggest gamble of all this offseason might have been failing to keep Murray.
As it stands, the Cowboys will head into the season with veteran Darren McFadden and returning backup Joseph Randle as the top backs.
“We’d love to have Murray,” Jones said. “We had to take a little step back to go forward. We needed that cap room. That’s risky. Yet it freed up the cap room that we could use to make other moves.”