DeMarco Murray triggered an escalator in his rookie contract by playin gin 35 percent of the Cowboys offensive snaps in his first three seasons.
Murray, 26, will now be paid $1.389 million in 2014 instead of the $755,469 base salary he was scheduled to make according to ESPN’s Todd Archer. Murray will count $1.554 million against the cap in 2014.
There have been no talks of the Cowboys giving Murray an extension before the season starts. He will have to prove he is healthy and capable of being an offensive weapon if he is to stay in Dallas.
Last season the Cowboys relied heavily on the pass even as Murray averaged a league best 6.6 yards per carry on his way to rumbling to 1,124 yards, nine touchdowns and a Pro Bowl nod.