A day after Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly had a bizarre and testy press conference to explain his personnel decisions, the Birds were at it again on Thursday by signing former Dallas Cowboy and reigning rushing champion DeMarco Murray.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones released a statement on Thursday thanking Murray for his time as a Cowboy and stated that Murray’s departure was a function of salary cap issues.
However, when Murray spoke about issues regarding money and a lack thereof in an offer from the Cowboys, the new Eagle said money was not an issue:
“It wasn’t about financial security or anything like that. Obviously, you want something that you deserve, something that is respectful. Those two things are important to me, and I was able to accomplish that. I think the Eagles have a great chance to win a Super Bowl.
Murray signed a five-year deal worth $42 million. It’s impossible to believe someone that signed a deal with $21 million guaranteed that it wasn’t about the money.
What was it about then?
The Super Bowl?
Dallas was in a few plays of reaching the NFC title game.
This is a case of a guy who wanted to play for the Cowboys but they didn’t want him because of money issues. So, how could he hurt them? By playing for one of their biggest rivals.
Good for the Eagles but I don’t need a guy who signed a $40 million contract tell me that he didn’t make the decision for money.