Jerry Jones admits it'll be tough to keep both DeMarco Murray, Dez Bryant

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones acknowledged that the NFC East franchise may not be able to retain both running back DeMarco Murray and wide receiver Dez Bryant.

"Let me put it like this: It's going to be a challenge," Jones said. "But is it — you use the word 'financially reasonable' — no. Is it possible? Yes. If you just look at it from the standpoint of dollars and cents, it probably doesn't look reasonable. At the end of the day, you do realize it's going to be costly to have both those players."

Murray led the NFL with 1,845 rushing yards.

Bryant led the NFl with 16 touchdown catches.

"We want to do everything we can to keep this group together, help this group get better and take that next step," Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said.

"You remember when that cap makes you poor and you wake up and have those days when you don't have the money and don't have the flexibility," Jones said. "That dream was out the window, and there you were paying the bills on it."

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Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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