Jerry Jones calls keeping Dez Bryant and DeMarco Murray a “challenge”

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The Cowboys have been fortunate to keep head coach Jason Garrett as well as assistants Rod Marinelli and Scott Linehan but keeping everyone from their 2014 team will be hard.

With star wide receiver Dez Bryant and the NFL’s leading rusher DeMarco Murray both facing free agency owner Jerry Jones has called it a “challenge” to keep both.

Murray, 27, has a long list of injuries and while he is coming off a season in which he led the NFL in rushing he may not necessarily find what he wants on the open market. The Cowboys are said to have offered him a four year deal that could be worth as much as $16 million while Murray is said to be seeking $20 million guaranteed.

Bryant, 26, caught 88 passes for 1,320 yards and a franchise record 16 touchdowns in 2014. If the Cowboys cannot work out an extension with him they could use the franchise tag.