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  • The Cowboys no longerhave DeMarco Murray, andthat'swhy they can't afford to be without Dez Bryantmuch longer.Former DallasfullbackDaryl "Moose" Johnston, now a Fox Sports NFL analyst, says the failureto re-sign Murray creates more than a Seth Roberts Jersey just dropoffin the Cowboys'rushing attack itcreates avoid thatonly Bryant canfill.MORE: Cowboys' money getting tight | History suggests Dallas should not meet Bryant's request"I love the way that DeMarcoruns, he's veryphysical with astytethat's very unique in the NFL it is Adrian Peterson-esque," Johnston told Sporting News."The offensiveline and offenseas a whole fed off that. He's the guy who created the spark. Someone else has to do that, get everyone going.When we played, it was Michael Irvin. Jamize Olawale Jersey He wasthat emotional guy."DeMarco was that guy. Dez will really need to step up and pick up that leadership. That becomes the next important thing for Dallas, making sure he's happy and all that is put behind him."The Cowboys say they wanted Murray back, butthe NFC East rivalEagles made a muchbetteroffer. Part of Dallas'reasoning not to match Philadelphia's bidwas to use the money to signBryant. The receiver, however, hasn't signed hisfranchisetender worth $12.82 million andhas threatened to hold out until Dallas gives him a deal that expands beyond 2015.MORE: Dez Bryant sounds off on TwitterAs for how the Cowboys are trying to remix the backfield without Murray, it's down to holdover backups Joseph Randle and Lance Dunbar, joined by one-time Raiders first-round pick Darren McFadden. Although Johnston sees the oft-injured McFadden being more intriguing in a committee, it'shard for him to see the Cowboys not losing somepop."They need to have a sense of caution, because as good as theoffensive line is, I don't think you want to get into that plug-and-play mentality Rodney Hudson Jersey where you can just let anyone in the backfield, run behind this line and put up numbers like DeMarco did last year," Johnston said."That's not fair to the line. That not fair toDeMarco."With the trio, it's going to be serviceable, but to say they're going to pick up and take everything for DeMarco Murray, that takes away from the season he had."Johnston, in his offseason from FOX, is alsoserving (again) as the "rib amba sador" for TGI Friday's to help celebrate Father's Day.Every dad who goes to the restaurant through June 21 can pick their own "rib flight trio" from five flavors, including Applewood Bacon Crust and Chipotle Smoked BBQ."It's an opportunity to go somewhere as a family and create a memory," Johnston said, adding he's "excellent" at both cooking and eating ribs."We hope people take advantage of it during a great weekend of sports with the U.S. Open and Women's World Cup."Hungry for more Father's Day weekfun at TGI Friday's? Check out more about the #TakeDad2TGIF and # Sean Smith Jersey RibFlightTrio campaignson Facebook and Twitter.