Cowboys, Eagles Injury Report: Murray Doubtful, Ware Game-Time Decision

As has been hyped all week prior to the Dallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles matchup, injuries will play a major factor in Sunday’s game.  Both teams are sitting atop the NFC East at 3-3, therefore this game will determine the new leader in the division.

Oct 13, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray (29) stands on the sidelines injured in the fourth quarter against the Washington Redskins at AT

On the Cowboys side of the ball, starting running back DeMarco Murray is doubtful for Sunday’s match-up after he sprained the medial collateral ligament in his left knee against the Washington Redskins last weekend. With his primary back-up, Lance Dunbar, already ruled out of this game with a lingering hamstring injury, rookie back Joseph Randle is expected to get his first start in the NFL if Murray is unable to go. Also in the mix will be second year back Phillip Tanner.

Defensive end DeMarcus Ware is also listed as doubtful for Sunday’s game. Ware strained his quadriceps last Sunday and was initially expected to miss up to four weeks. But the Cowboys all-time sack leader has steadily progressed this week enough to be a game-time decision. Ware will test out his straining quadriceps prior to the game. If he is unable to go, second-year defensive end Kyle Wilber will start in his place. Wilber had a game-changing sack and forced fumble against Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III last weekend.

Both Ware and Murray did make the trip to Philly with the team.

On the Eagles side of the ball, starting quarterback Michael Vick has already ruled himself out for Sunday’s matchup against the Cowboys due to a hamstring injury. Second-year quarterback Nick Foles will again helm the high octane offense, which beat the Tampa Buccaneers 31-20 last week with him as their starter. Foles finished the day going 22 of 31 for 296 yards and three touchdowns.

The below full injury report has been provided by dallascowboys.com.

Dallas Cowboys

Name Position Injury Wed. Thu. Fri. Game Status
Austin, Miles WR Hamstring FP DNP DNP probable
Dunbar, Lance RB Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Out
Harris, Dwayne WR Hip FP FP FP probable
Hatcher, Jason DT Neck LP LP FP probable
Holloman, DeVonte LB Neck LP DNP DNP -
Jones, Edgar DE Groin DNP DNP DNP Out
Murray, DeMarco RB Knee DNP DNP DNP doubtful
Selvie, George DE Shoulder DNP LP FP probable
Ware, DeMarcus DE Thigh DNP DNP DNP doubtful

Philadelphia Eagles

Name Position Injury WED. THU. FRI. Game Status
James Casey TE Groin FP FP FP Probable
Patrick Chung S Shoulder LP LP FP Doubtful
Donnie Jones P Left Foot LP LP FP Probable
Jason Peters T Shoulder/Finger DNP FP FP Probable
Chris Polk RB Shoulder DNP LP FP Questionable
Michael Vick QB Hamstring LP LP FP Questionable

Topics: Dallas Cowboys, DeMarco Murray, DeMarcus Ware, Doubtful, Game-time Decision, Injury Report, Joseph Randle, Michael Vick, Nick Foles

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