Former Cowboys RB Marion Barber has died at the age of 38

Marion Barber, one of the most formidable runbacks who played for the Cowboys, died Wednesday.

Barber, just 38, spent six seasons in his eight-year career with the Cowboys, drafting him into the fourth round in 2005.

We are heartbroken by the tragic death of Marion Barber III. Marion is an old-school, tough football player who runs with the determination to win every difficulty.

He is passionate about the game and passionate about his coaches and teammates. Our hearts go out to Marion's family and friends during this difficult time.

According to reports, Frisco police found Barber at his home on Wednesday. The cause of death is unknown.

Barber's instantly gained fans' admiration for his hard-nosed running style, which helped him earn the nickname "Marion the Barbarian".