Extra Points: Murray, Cowboys, Roc Nation

Let’s look at some assorted notes from around the league…

  • In his latest chat for the Dallas Morning News, Jon Machota argues that the Cowboys must make all attempts to re-sign running back DeMarco Murray, reckoning that Joseph Randle isn’t cut out for lead-back duties. If Murray does leave via free agency, writes Machota, Dallas would look to give Ryan Williams, a second-round pick by the Cardinals in 2011, a bigger role.
  • Machota’s Morning News colleague, Rick Gosselin, also chatted with readers today, and opined that it’d be an upset if defensive tackle Henry Melton doesn’t return to the Cowboys roster in 2015. Melton has played well in 250 snaps this season as he continues to recover from a torn ACL. Per the terms of his contract signed earlier this year, Melton will be automatically trigger a three-year, $24MM extension ($9MM guaranteed) if he’s on Dallas’ roster through the first day of the 2015 league year.
  • Roc Nation has hired a football lifer to its staff in the form of Ari Nissim, reports Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports (Twitter link). Nissim was the Jets’ director of football administration from 2006-2013, and has recently been contributing articles to the National Football Post.
  • University of Washington redshirt junior cornerback Marcus Peters has been dismissed from the team, reports Adam Jude in the Seattle Times. Peters, who was recognized on NFL.com’s Midseason All-America team, is considered a potential first-round pick.

Matt Feminis contributed to this post.

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