Marion Barber III, the former Dallas Cowboys running back who ranks fourth all-time in
franchise history with 47 rushing touchdowns, died on Wednesday, according to the organization. He
was 38 years old at the time. Following his career, he struggled with mental health concerns.
Frisco police said they conducted a welfare check at an apartment "believed to be rented"
by Barber on Wednesday and were investigating an unattended death there. The Cowboys,
whose headquarters are in Frisco, said they were "heartbroken" by Marion Barber III's death.
Dom Barber and Thomas Barber, Barber's younger brothers, were also Gophers players.
Dom Barber was a four-year member of the Houston Texans' defensive backfield.