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Former Dallas Cowboys RB Marion Barber found dead, police say

Former Dallas Cowboy Marion Barber found dead in Frisco residence
Former Dallas Cowboy Marion Barber found dead in Frisco residence 00:47

FRISCO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) - Former Dallas Cowboys Running Back Marion Barber was found dead inside a Frisco apartment on June 1, according to authorities. 

The 38-year-old was unresponsive when police were called to make a welfare check. Police said there were no obvious signs of foul play.

The Cowboys sent CBS 11 News the following statement:

"We are heartbroken by the tragic death of Marion Barber III. Marion was an old-school, hard-nosed football player who ran with the will to win every down. He had a passion for the game and love for his coaches and teammates. Our hearts go out to Marion's family and friends during this difficult time." 

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14 November 2010: Dallas Cowboys running back Marion Barber (24) during warm ups before the start of the Dallas Cowboys vs New York Giants game at the New Meadowlands Stadium East Rutherford, New Jersey. Rich Kane/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Barber was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the fourth round of the 2005 NFL Draft out of Minnesota. He played for the Cowboys for six seasons from 2005 through 2010, making the Pro Bowl in his third season in the league. He was a popular player among Cowboys fans, rushing for 975 yards in 2007, using a physical running style to score 24 touchdowns during a two year period. 

Barber spent his first six seasons with the Dallas Cowboys before joining the Chicago Bears for the 2011 season. The older brother of Houston Texans safety Dominique Barber and the son of former New York Jets running back Marion Barber, Jr., he retired from the NFL at the age of 28 in 2012. 

Barber retired with 4,780 yards rushing and 53 touchdowns in his career. 

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