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Former Dallas Cowboys RB Marion Barber found dead, police say

Former Dallas Cowboys RB Marion Barber found dead, police say



Retired NFL running back Marion Barber, Dead at 38

Frisco police discovered Marion Barber’s body in his apartment on Wednesday, but the cause of death has not yet been determined.

Barber’s death has been confirmed by the team.

“We are heartbroken by the tragic death of Marion Barber III,” the team said in a Wednesday evening statement. “Marion was an old-school, hard-nosed football player who ran with the will to win every down. He had a passion for the game and love for his coaches and teammates. Our hearts go out to Marion’s family and friends during this difficult time.”

“Officers are now out on a welfare issue, but we are unable to provide any further information at this time,” a Frisco police representative tells the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Between 2005 and 2011, Barber had seven seasons in the NFL, six of which were spent with the Dallas Cowboys.

A 2007 Pro Bowl selection, he had 975 yards rushing and 10 touchdowns while splitting time with Julius Jones for the Dallas Cowboys in the absence of any starts.

At the end of his career, Barber had 4,780 running yards and 53 touchdowns on the ground.

Chicago Bears signed him as an undrafted free agent in 2011.

Prior to the start of the 2012 season, Barber called it quits in the NFL.


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