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Renegades Tackle Pace Murphy Signs with the Cowboys

The Dallas Renegades starting RT Pace Murphy has signed a two-year contract with the Cowboys in the wake of DT Gerald McCoy’s quad injury.

The 6’6″, 300-pound lineman was an integral part of the Renegades’ success in the run game, paving the way for Cameron Artis-Payne and Lance Dunbar. He beat out two other linemen for the Cowboys spot, and will likely compete with Cameron Erving and Mitch Hyatt for the swing tackle job.

Murphy is just 26 years old and is now on his 4th NFL bid, after time with the Rams, 49ers and Chiefs. He’s a bonafide road grader, and could be a great option to fill in and make space for Zeke if Tyron Smith or La’el Collins goes down.

Its great that Murphy gets to stay in Dallas, and we wish him the best on his NFL journey.

With one of their previous starting bookends now in the NFL, Renegades fans will be hoping that LT Willie Beavers is open to an XFL return. 2020 OT Darius James could be a great option to fill the void left by Murphy, as he plays with a similar mauling mentality in run blocking, and packs alot of punch in his 6’5″, 324 pound frame.

The former Tiger started at RT for two years at Auburn, and is unsigned in the NFL as of yet. Could be a good option at starter if he’s brought back.

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Matt Nagashima has been covering the XFL since before the 2019 Draft, and has witnessed history being made as a Credentialed Reporter for the Dallas Renegades. While he is engrossed with the X's and O's, the roster building and more, it has always been his goal to keep the players first in mind in coverage, showing the human aspect of this sport behind all the action on the field. With Dany Garcia and Dwayne The Rock Johnson now at the helm, he's excited to see all the opportunities that this league will create for players to showcase their talent and make their dreams come true.

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