Former Cowboys RB Marion Barber Dies at 38
Former Cowboys and Bears running back Marion Barber was found dead in his
apartment by police in Frisco, Texas, the team announced Wednesday. He was 38 years old. The cause of death is currently unknown.
News of Barber’s death was initially reported by Clarence E. Hill, Jr. of the
. The Cowboys released a statement sending condolences to Barber’s friends and family.
“We are heartbroken by the tragic death of Marion Barber III,” the statement read. “Marion was an old-school, hard-nosed football player who ran with the will to win
every down. He had a passion for the game and love for his coaches and teammates. Our hearts go out to Marion’s family and friends during this difficult time.”
A native of Plymouth, Minn., Barber was drafted in the fourth round of the 2005 draft by the Cowboys after a productive college career at Minnesota
He immediately became a key member of the Dallas offense, scoring a combined 33 touchdowns in his first three seasons.