Jerry Jones: Not reasonable to expect Cowboys to retain Bryant and Murray

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Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said during a press conference Thursday that it’ll be a “challenge” to bring back both wide receiver Dez Bryant and running back DeMarco Murray, according to Brandon George of The Dallas Morning News.

Jones said it’s not reasonable to expect the team to bring both players back, but that it is a possibility, according to Jon Machota of The Dallas Morning News.

The press conference was held to announce a new five-year deal with head coach Jason Garrett, as well as three-year deals with defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli, and recently promoted offensive coordinator Scott Linehan.

The Cowboys are expected to apply the franchise tag on Bryant if a long-term deal can’t be reached.

The team is expected to have around $13 million in available cap space before any moves are made, which would make it difficult to bring back both players, as well as other impending free agents, most notably right tackle Doug…

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