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DeMarco Murray’s agent, Cowboys reportedly spoke Monday night

It now appears that after reportedly not being in contact since some time last week, at least a representative of DeMarco Murray has spoken with the Dallas Cowboys.

ESPN reports that according to a source, Bill Johnson, Murray’s agent, engaged in a conversation Monday evening with Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones. It’s not known if the talk was in person or otherwise.

While the development that the parties actually engaged in some kind of conversation means little in the grand scheme of things — the Cowboys’ low-ball offer in January along with the reported radio silence over the past week certainly has put a damper on things — the fact that some form of dialogue has been opened arguably can be viewed as a relatively positive development, although the nature of the discussions are unknown, meaning it’s anyone’s guess if any potential contract terms were addressed.

Given how Murray removed any mention of the Cowboys from his Twitter bio Monday night, presumably armed with the knowledge that his agent engaged or would be engaging in some form of communication with the team, odds are that the conversation was light on specifics and perhaps should be considered merely a symbolic step in the process of getting a deal done, however slim the odds of the parties agreeing to deal appears at this point.

Despite the development, all signs point to Murray suiting up with another team next season, even though reports have suggested the running back would be amenable to giving the Cowboys a “hometown discount” in any possible contract. Other reports have indicated that the team intended to submit Murray a “respectable” offer prior to the free agency period officially opening Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET.

(photo credit: Michael Ainsworth/ The Dallas Morning News)