Barber and Cowboys to Talk This Week

According to reports at the Star-Telegram, the Cowboys are expect to start talks with Marion Barber and his agent this week at the NFL Combine. Barber is a restricted free agent that had a very impressive season this past year and looks to make a long term deal with the Cowboys.

For those of you who remain interested in Darren McFadden, I don’t think this is going to happen. The Cowboys have $13 million left in their salary cap and have to take care of their free agents and draft picks. McFadden would cost the Cowboys a lot of money that they just don’t have to spend. Stranger things have happened but I don’t see it.

Personally, I think the Cowboys should hold on to Marion Barber and draft another running back. They are going to need a backup. Julius Jones is definitely not sticking around and Tyson Thompson did horrible last year, even thought he didn’t get much of a chance. I’m not sure how many running backs are available in free agency, I doubt very many good ones. They are definitely hard to come by.

Lock up Barber! Do it NOW!

 

Comments
  1. I agree that we definitely need a two-back system similar to last years. I’m personally intrigued by the other running backs moreso than Darren McFadden. I believe Rashard Mendenhall is the best back in this draft, and him, Felix Jones and Jamaal Charles should all be on Dallas’ list

  2. I agree that we definitely need a two-back system similar to last years. I’m personally intrigued by the other running backs moreso than Darren McFadden. I believe Rashard Mendenhall is the best back in this draft, and him, Felix Jones and Jamaal Charles should all be on Dallas’ list

  3. ken

    barber is a great back. i sure hope the boys lock him up long term. if mcfadden is there at #4 when the raiders pick then see about qa trade. maybe 2 # 1’s and a 2 next year.

  4. I think the Cowboys should draft a speed back. We all know Barber has power and some speed but a running back like JJ once looked like, speed and agility, would be a perfect compliment to Barber’s running style

  5. LizzyFreek

    The Cowboys need to sign Barber ASAP, and not dwell on the inevitable. Then they need to forget McFadden. It will never happen. Not without taking a tremendous hit not worthy of the deal to begin with. The Cowboys then need to look at Michael Turner SD, or Aaron Stecker NO to help Barber. If not enough money to do that, then look at the draft. If Dallas can sure up the backfield with Barber and someone like Turner, they will not need WR help. They could focus more on the Defensive secondary.

  6. Cowboy

    The Cowboys definitely need to resign Marion Barber III immediately and acquire another running back via the draft or free agency. Help for the secondary is also on the priority list as well as receivers, Terrell Owens is not getting any younger and who knows about Terry Glen? Please don’t ask me about Jackie (Patrick Crayton) Smith, it is my opinion that he is like old luggage and is not worthy of wearing the Cowboys uniform.

  7. Michael Boatwright

    MBIII has to remain a Cowboy. He has the attitude and desire, and is only going to get better. Go Cowboys!!!