The San Diego Chargers are likely to be in the market for a running back with Donald Brown's lack of production and Ryan Mathews' set to hit free agency, and Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray could present an intriguing option if the Bolts are willing to spend the money necessary to sign him.
According to ESPN Insider writer Matt Williamson, the NFL's leading rusher for 2014 is a target worth considering for San Diego:
"Donald Brown did nothing in his first year in San Diego and Ryan Mathews' contract is set to expire. Philip Rivers is not a young man and has taken a beating behind a constantly changing offensive line the past few seasons, so the Chargers need a running game and also have some money to spend in free agency.
The line needs work, and a speedster wide receiver would be a very welcome addition, but they can't count on Branden Oliver as their lead running back if they plan to get back into the playoffs. Murray would be a great guy to lean on in the near future.”
This might be a bit of a long shot considering Murray's price tag and the wealth of potential franchise-changing running backs in this year's draft class.
However, it's at least something for GM Tom Telesco to mull over as the offseason gets underway - that is, if the Cowboys are willing to let Murray walk with the money he's currently asking for.
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