However, Murray was also very forthcoming about the notion of playing for another NFL team.
“Yeah. I understand the business aspect of it,” he said, per The Dallas Morning News. “There’s no hard feelings if we can’t reach a deal together. But hopefully we can and we’ll see what happens.”
Murray, who rushed for a career-best 1,845 yards in 2014, will likely sign the most-lucrative contract of his career this offseason. But he added money won't be the only factor in who he signs with.
“I don’t think about [the one big contract], I’m thinking about winning a Super Bowl,” Murray said. “What’s best for me to win a Super Bowl and win one now. At the end of the day, the money is irrelevant to some degree. But you definitely want to get what you’re worth and things like that.
“At the end of the day it’s about winning a Super Bowl.”
“I’m pretty consistently [talking to Jones], and everyone around the building, about bringing them both back,” Romo said on 103.3 [KESN-FM]. “I think everybody understands how great these guys are and how lucky we are to have them.
“Any time you get talented guys where you can put more than two on one side of the ball, you get three, four, if you’re lucky enough to ever get five, it’s one of those things where if you can put a group like that together you can make a run and be very difficult for teams to deal with for years.
“I think that’s what you’re trying to build ultimately is to have sustained success. We have an opportunity to have that.”
"Those guys know how I am as a person and I understand that business aspect," Murray said. "I don’t get butt-hurt. I don’t get my feelings hurt. I believe in myself and what I’m capable of doing and whoever it is I’m playing for next year, I know I’m going to make a huge impact."
Murray added that he would love to return to the Cowboys in 2015 but acknowledged that several factors will be considered before he makes a decision on his next contract.
"Obviously I love playing with these guys, love playing for Jerry, love playing for Jason [Garrett]," Murray said. "He’s a helluva coach, a helluva guy. The things I’ve learned from him and [Jason Witten] in the four years I’ve been here, I’m very gracious and appreciative of it. If the chips fall that way, I’m excited and would love to come back. I don’t know what’s going to happen, so we’ll see ... I’ve thought about a lot of things I haven’t told anyone yet, not even my agent or not even my family. You can sit back and look at the pros and cons of many different situations and you think of yourself and think of your family in these situations."
Murray rushed for a league-high 1,845 yards on 392 carries and 13 touchdowns, adding 57 receptions for 416 yards in the passing game. However, the running back also lost five fumbles during the regular season.
Dallas could use the franchise tag on Bryant, who caught 88 passes for 1,320 yards and 16 touchdowns. The tag for receivers cost $12.3 million this season.
Murray led the NFL with 1,845 rushing yards. He reportedly turned down a four-year, $16 million offer from the team.
The offer would make Murray the eighth-highest paid running back in football, behind Adrian Peterson ($12.75 million), LeSean McCoy ($9.75 million), Matt Forte ($7 million), Arian Foster ($6 million), Marshawn Lynch ($5 million), Jamaal Charles ($4.45 million), and Jonathan Stewart ($4.25 million) on base salary, according to Sportstrac.
Murray led the league in rushing in 2014, rushing for 1,845 yards and 13 touchdowns.
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