Former NFL running back Marion Barber was found dead in Texas


Police in Frisco, Texas, discovered the body of former NFL running back Marion Barber, 38, after performing a wellness check at his apartment. Barber was a Dallas Cowboys running back of the 2000s. The reason of death is still under investigation.

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His post-football existence was highlighted by mental health difficulties and interactions with authorities in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area. Former teammate Dez Bryant, who claimed last year that he couldn’t enjoy viewing Barber’s historical highlights because of the difficulties he endured following his NFL career, is among those mourning him today.

Bryant tweeted, “RIP Marion Barber, may God rest your soul.” In a video, he advised sportsmen to look out for themselves, using the deaths of former NFL stars Demaryius Thomas and Vincent Jackson, both of whom died in their 30s, as examples of those who should.


According to a spokesman for the Frisco Police Department, officers were dispatched to an apartment building where they believe Barber was renting. Officers discovered Barber’s body once they entered. The coroner’s office is now conducting an investigation into “an unattended death at the place.”

Many coaches called on Barber to finish scoring drives by pushing their way into the end zone despite the opposition’s best efforts to stop him.

He made the Pro Bowl the next year despite not being given a single start that year, in his third season, despite leading the Cowboys in touchdowns with 10. Only three players in Cowboys history have amassed more running touchdowns than Marion Barber.


In a statement, the team said it was “shocked and saddened” by the death of Barber.

According to the report, “Marion was an old-school, hard-nosed football player who ran with the intent to win every down” “In addition to his love for the sport and his teammates, he had a deep respect for his coaches. Our thoughts and prayers are with Marion’s loved ones at this terrible time.”

The Dallas Cowboys chose Barber in the fourth round of the 2005 NFL Draft, and he spent six seasons with the team until being traded to the Chicago Bears. he hung up his cleats following the 2011 campaign.


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