If DeMarco Murray leaves, Cowboys won't jump at free agent runners

IRVING, Texas -- With DeMarco Murray now a free to sign anywhere else with the market open, the Dallas Cowboys' Plan B is more about the draft than finding a veteran, should the NFL’s leading rusher depart.

According to multiple sources, the Cowboys are not ready to check in on the middle- to lower-level running backs that are available, including C.J. Spiller and Darren McFadden, at this time.

At the NFL scouting combine, Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said the running back draft class is as strong as it has ever been. The Cowboys met with the top runners available in Indianapolis, including Todd Gurley and Melvin Gordon.

The Cowboys have Joseph Randle under contract, but his fate could be tied to the incident this offseason in Wichita, Kansas. They gave Lance Dunbar the low tender as a restricted free agent, but he is not an every-down back. They re-signed Ryan Williams, who spent last season on the practice squad, to a two-year deal that included a $240,000 signing bonus.