FRISCO, Texas – Former Dallas Cowboys and Marion Barber III, who ran after the Chicago Bears, died of heatstroke, police said Monday.
In a statement, police in the Dallas suburb of Frisco said medical examiners in Colin County determined Barber’s death was accidental. A police spokesman did not provide further details on the circumstances of the 38-year-old’s death, and the medical examiner’s office did not immediately respond to a message from the Associated Press.
On June 1, while police were conducting a welfare investigation, they found the barber dead in the Frisco apartment he was renting.
The former Minnesota Golden Gopher was a fourth-round draft pick for Dallas in 2005 and spent six seasons with the Cowboys. He made 24 combined touchdowns in 2006 and 2007 and started just one game in those two seasons. Nhava scored 654 yards and a career-high 14 TD in 2006.
In 2007, when he made his only Pro Bowl, Barber’s career-high crowd was 975 yards and 10 TD. From there his role and production declined and his career at Carrie, Yards and Touchdowns declined in 2010, his final year in Dallas. Barber last played with Chicago in 2011.