Sad news for Cowboys fans, former Dallas Cowboys running back Marion Barber was found dead in his apartment.

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According to NBCDFW:

Former Dallas Cowboys running back Marion Barber III was found dead inside his Frisco apartment Wednesday, the team confirms.

The team told NBC 5 that Barber, 38, was found unresponsive. Further details are not yet known and a cause of death has not been provided.

Frisco police said Wednesday afternoon that officers were out on a welfare call, but provided no other information.

Marion Barber was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in 2005. He spent six seasons with the Cowboys. He left Dallas to play for the Chicago Bears for one season and then retired.

 

Throughout his NFL career, Barber rushed for 4,780 yards on 1,156 attempts, an average of 4.1 yards per attempt, and scored 53 touchdowns on the ground. As a receiver, he caught 179 passes for 1,330 yards with six TDs. NBC DFW

 

The Dallas Cowboys have released a statement according to TMZ: 

According to sources Marion Barber suffered form mental health issues over the years and Dez Bryant even post in past the Marion was not in a good place

My first trip to Dallas Cowboys training camp was Barber's rookie season in 2005. He was a beast on the field. He was a super nice guy.