Dallas Cowboys fans shocked over Marion Barber’s death

Former Dallas Cowboys running back Marion Barber was found dead Wednesday in his Frisco apartment.  He was 38.

Former Dallas Cowboys running back Marion Barber was found dead Wednesday in his Frisco apartment. He was 38.

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Marion Barber dead at 38

Dallas Cowboys RB Marion Barber found dead in his apartment by Frisco police. He was 38. Barber played seven years in the NFL, six for the Cowboys.


Shock and sadness filled social media as the news of Marion Barber’s death spread Wednesday evening.

The former Dallas Cowboys running back was 38. He was found in his Frisco apartment by police who were sent on a welfare check.

Barber played seven seasons in the NFL, including the first six with the Cowboys.

The Cowboys posted messages of grievance on social media. “Forever in our hearts,” the organizations posted on Twitter.

Former Cowboys coach Jason Garrett called Barber a “rare guy” in a post on Twitter.

“I am truly heartbroken to hear the incredibly sad news of Marion Barber’s passing,” Garrett said. “Marion played the game with such passion! He had a deep-down love for football and it showed in everything that he did!”

This story was originally published June 1, 2022 6:29 PM.

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Stefan Stevenson has been covering sports for the Star-Telegram since 1997. He spent five years covering TCU athletics, which included two BCS bowls, two trips to the college World Series and the move to the Big 12. He has covered the Texas Rangers since 2014 and started reporting on the Dallas Cowboys in 2016.

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