Late Dallas Cowboys RB Marion Barber Took away the Coolest Nickname Ever & a Legendary Highlight Reel From His Time in the NFL

Published 06/03/2022, 5:56 PM EDT

Recently, Marion Barber, the former running back for the Dallas Cowboys, passed away. He played six seasons for the Cowboys and had some memorable moments for them. Therefore, he got a very cool nickname due to the amazing way he played on the field.

People nicknamed Marion ‘Marion the Barbarian’ because he was fearless and had made memorable plays throughout his career. Born in 1983, he was the son of Marion Barber Jr., who also played in the NFL for the NY Jets from 1982 to 1988. As a result, expectations were always high for him.

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Both he and his father went to the same college. They broke many records and wrote their name in the history of Minnesota Golden Gophers. The former Cowboys RB elevated his father’s legacy and became one of the most underrated running backs in Cowboys history. He has the 4th most rushing touchdowns in franchise history, which speaks about his quality on the field.

The play in the video above often is regarded as the ‘greatest 2-yards run’ ever in the history of the NFL. This play was the highlight of his career, and many people are aware of him since he did this against the Patriots.

Former Dallas Cowboys HC claimed that Marion Barber was a ‘perfect player’

When the Cowboys drafted Barber, Bill Parcell was their team coach. He was always fond of him and loved his plays. He also went on to describe him as a ‘perfect player.’

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Talking about Marion Barber, Parcell said, “He was a kid I had a high regard for, I was extremely saddened by that news. But here is what I want to tell you and I don’t think it’s appropriate to talk too much about him as a player.”

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Parcell added, “But I am going to say this: He was close to being a perfect player, He could run. He could block, He could catch, He was tough and he was always there. He never missed anything. I liked him a lot. I am very sad about it.

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Marion Barber’s death has left a void to fill in many people’s life. He was indeed a good player, and the NFL fans will always keep him in their memories.

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Abhimanyu Chaudhary

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Abhimanyu Chaudhary is an NFL author at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration at Sharda University. Abhimanyu has been a life-long fan of the Los Angeles Lakers and Liverpool FC.

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