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Cowboys say former running back Marion Barber dead at 38

Marion Barber III, the former Dallas Cowboys running back who is fourth in franchise history with 47 rushing touchdowns, has died, the team said Wednesday. He was 38.

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Police in the Dallas suburb of Frisco said Wednesday they made a welfare check at an apartment “believed to be leased” by Barber and were investigating an unattended death there.

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Barber played in the NFL from 2005 to 2011, spending his first six years with the Cowboys, who selected him in the fourth round of the 2005 draft out of the University of Minnesota.

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Barber's best season in the NFL came in 2007 when he rushed for 975 yards and 10 touchdowns while adding two more scores through the air en route to Pro Bowl honors.on sale.

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