During the second quarter of Sunday night’s game against the New York Giants, the Dallas Cowboys starting running back, DeMarco Murray, was helped off the field after suffering an apparent ankle injury. It is now being reported that Murray fractured his right ankle along with suffering a high ankle sprain. The injury is expected to end the young player’s record breaking rookie season.
Murray has recorded 897 rushing yards so far this season. The former Sooner didn’t start at tail back for Dallas until Week 8 of the season. Murray made a big splash against the St. Louis Rams in Week 7 by recording an astounding 253 yards on the ground.
Felix Jones will now regain his status as the Cowboys’ starting running back. But with the trade of Tashard Choice and rookie Phillip Tanner being placed on injured reserve earlier this season, Dallas will most likely be searching the free agent market for a back-up running back this week.