Marion Barber, Former Dallas Cowboys Running Back, Dead At 38

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FRISCO, Texas — Former NFL running back Marion Barber was found dead at his home on Wednesday, Frisco police said. He was 38-years-old.

According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, ‘police responded to a welfare check at Barber’s apartment because someone had called about a water leak.’ Police made entry into the home and found Barber deceased.

The Dallas Cowboys said in a statement, “We are heartbroken by the tragic death of Marion Barber III. 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.”

“Frisco Police responded to a welfare concern at an apartment believed to be leased by Marion Barber,” a police spokesperson told the Star-Telegram. “Frisco Police along with the Collin County Medical Examiner’s Office are investigating an unattended death at the location.”

A cause of death was not immediately known.

After playing college football for the Minnesota Golden Gophers, he was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the fourth round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2007 during his six-year tenure with the Cowboys.

The investigation is ongoing.

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