3. DeMarco Murray, RB
In need of an upgrade in the ground game and someone to take the pressure off the arm of Tony Romo, the Cowboys drafted former Oklahoma running back Demarco Murray in the third round of the 2011 NFL draft.
It didn’t take long for Murray to make an impact. In contrast, his career in Dallas spanned just four seasons (2011-2014), but the former All-Pro restored the Cowboys' run game. In his career, Murray rushed for 4,526 yards, 28 touchdowns and averaged 85.4 rushing yards per game.
2014 was the highlight of Murray’s career. He broke the Cowboys' single-season rushing record with 1,845 yards -- which led all running backs that year-- while added 13 rushing touchdowns and 57 receptions for 416 yards receiving.
Murray would also break a long-time-standing record of eight consecutive 100-yard rushing games to start the season. The late great Jim Brown set the previous record with six. His impact helped the Cowboys return to the playoffs in 2014 before he painfully signed with the rival Eagles the following offseason.
Still, imagine having Murray and his skill set to pair with Tony Pollard. The Cowboys would have the best RB duo in the sport.