Cowboys say former running back Marion Barber dead at 38

Marion Barber III, the former Dallas Cowboys running back who scored plenty of touchdowns without recording a 1,000-yard season

He has died, the team said Wednesday. He was 38.

Barber played a final season with Chicago in 2011 after spending his first six years with the Cowboys

He had issues with mental health after his career

Police said they made a welfare check at an apartment of Barber and were investigating an unattended death there

The Cowboys said they were “heartbroken by the tragic death of Marion Barber III.”

The team said. “He had a passion for the game and love for his coaches and teammates.”

Barber’s father, Marion Barber Jr., played seven seasons with the New York Jets in the 1980s

Three years after his career ended, Barber was detained and taken to a hospital for a mental health evaluation

Police in Mansfield, another Dallas suburb, said it wasn’t clear what led to the calls that prompted their response

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