Running back Marion Barber III, who spent most of his NFL career with the Dallas Cowboys, has died at age 38, the team said Wednesday.
“Marion was a tough old school football player who ran with the will to win every opportunity. He had a passion for the game and a love for his coaches and teammates. Our hearts go out to Marion’s family and friends during this difficult time,” the Cowboys said. it’s a statement.

The team noted on social media that Barber was known as “Marion the Barbarian(Marion the Barbarian).

Barber played seven years in the NFL, the first six with the Cowboys. He retired in March 2012 after a final year with the Chicago Bears.

The cause of death was not provided. However, police in the Texas city of Frisco, in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, said they responded Wednesday to a welfare issue at an apartment Barber is believed to have rented.

“Frisco Police in conjunction with the Collin County Medical Examiner’s Office are investigating an unattended death at the scene,” the department said in a statement.

Barber was drafted by the Cowboys in the fourth round in 2005 out of the University of Minnesota.

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