Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray has been injured. That’s the bad news. The good news is he is likely to only miss one game. Murray sprained the MCL in his left knee early in the second quarter of Sunday night’s victory over their NFC rival, the Washington Redskins. The third year veteran had an MRI on Monday morning.
According to Clarence Hill of the Ft. Worth Star Telegram, Murray will miss this Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles. But he “could” return as early as the following week against the Detroit Lions.
Injury is nothing new for the Cowboys 2011 third round pick out of Oklahoma. Murray has yet to play an entire season since entering into the NFL. His rookie campaign was cut short in Week 14 when he fractured his ankle. The very next season, Murray played in just ten games due to a foot injury.
Murray is on track to have his best season yet in 2013. Despite only rushing for 100+ yards in just one game so far this year, Murray currently is the 8th leading rusher in the NFL.
With Murray out this Sunday, running back Lance Dunbar will get the start. But only if he is able to recover from a hamstring injury that kept him out of last weekends’ Washington game. If he is unable to go, second year back Phillip Tanner and rookie Joseph Randle will split the carries.