Dallas Cowboys running back Marion Barber III, who is fourth in franchise history with 47 rushing touchdowns,
has passed away, the team announced Wednesday.Barber was 38.In 2011, Barber spent his last season with Chicago after...
...spending his first six years with the Cowboys. During his career, Barber struggled with mental health issues.
The Dallas suburb of Frisco said Wednesday it carried out a welfare check at an apartment believed to be leased
The Cowboys, who have their HQ in Frisco, said they were investigating an unattended death there.
Their loss was devastating. Marion was a hard-nosed football player who fought to win every down.
Marion Barber Jr. played seven seasons with the New York Jets in the 1980s.
Dallas' career rushing touchdown leader Ezekiel Elliott passed the younger Barber in 2021.
While Barber never rushed for 1,000 yards in any of his seven seasons, he had 53 rushing attempts overall.
Despite starting just one game, the former Minnesota player had 24 touchdowns in 2006-07.
During his career-high 654 yards rushing, Barber scored 14 touchdowns. In the Pro Bowl, he ran for 975 yards and scored 10 touchdowns.
After that, his role and production declined; in 2010, he had his lowest number of carries, yards, and touchdowns of his career.
Barber was hospitalized for a mental health evaluation three years after his career ended.
Police responded to the calls in Mansfield as well. Both Barber and his father played for the Golden Gophers,
and the younger Barber is second on the Golden Gophers career list with 35 rushing touchdowns.
This pair was the first pair of NCAA backs to record consecutive 1,000-yard seasons. That was in 2003-04.
Tom Barber played for the Houston Texans for four years. His brother Dom Barber also played for the Gophers.