16. Dallas Cowboys
Following the departure of DeMarco Murray, Dallas signed veteran running back Darren McFadden who will join Lance Dunbar and Joseph Randle. This is a massive downgrade for the Cowboys. McFadden is decent when healthy but missed ten games last season and has struggled with injuries his entire career. Randle is inexperienced and will have a tough time to fill Murray’s big shoes.
Tony Romo is coming off of a career year, and with Dez Bryant resigning in the offseason, the Cowboys passing game should still be a serious threat.
15. Philadelphia Eagles
DeMarco Murray and Sam Bradford, who played together in Oklahoma, will take the reigns on Chip Kelly’s new offense. Bradford, a heisman winning quarterback, is a terrific athlete who has had some major injury issues in his NFL career. After missing 25 games in the past two years, Bradford hopes to stay healthy all season. If not, the Eagles have former Jets first round pick Mark Sanchez to back him up.
Murray comes to Philadelphia following a career year in Dallas where he rushed for an NFL leading rushing 1,845 yards, and lead the league in touches with 449. Chip Kelly also rearranged the defense by acquiring Kiki Alonso, Walter Thurmond, EJ Biggers and Byron Maxwell.