Howdy, Cowboy: The Eagles land Demarco Murray

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Something to smile about: The Eagles sign Demarco Murray, as Jerry Jones’ heart sinks.

It may be the offseason, but the Eagles have pulled off a rousing victory over the Dallas Cowboys: they landed RB Demarco Murray. Whether you trust in Chip Kelly, or many of his transactions over the past week have left you scratching your head, this is one move that makes sense. In the wake of the loss of LeSean McCoy to the Buffalo Bills, the Birds needed a star in the backfield, and that is exactly what they have gotten with Murray, who reportedly inked a 5-year deal with $21 million in guaranteed money.

There have been so many developments over the past day it’s enough to make even Adam Schefter need a moment to breathe. Here are some of the best stories recapping another crazy day in Eagles free agency:

The full scoop on Demarco – Daily News

The Eagles also signed Ryan Mathews to a deal, making for a rather crowded backfield. According to Chip, that was the plan. – Birds 24/7

Here’s more on the Mathews deal – Yahoo! Sports

Don’t get used to the exodus of veterans from Chip Kelly’s squad just yet. Philadelphia is listening to offers on Evan Mathis. – PennLive

Thankfully, Mathis is keeping his patented humor about being the latest Eagles player awash in trade rumors. – FOXSports

Glad you gave the press conference, Chip, but we’re all still wondering how these moves play into a mad plan of Philadelphia getting Marcus Mariota in the draft. – Inquirer

We’ve had turmoil, suspense, surprises, hearts and promises broken, deception and intrigue. Does this amount to the best–at least the most entertaining–Eagles offseason ever? – CSNPhilly

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