The Cowboys weren’t immune to an injury riddled game on Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens. While the Ravens lost massive parts of their defense, the Cowboys lost a key part of their offense as running back DeMarco Murray is out indefinitely with ligament damage in his foot. The injury caused Murray to leave the loss on Sunday early, a game that saw the Cowboys explode in the run game.
Luckily, it sounds like Murray won’t need surgery to repair the damage in his foot. Rather the Cowboys are holding him out on a “week-to-week” basis.
In Murray’s absence, the Cowboys will turn to backup Felix Jones who also had to leave Sunday’s game after he began cramping and need intravenous fluids. The Cowboys are not expected to give a heavy work load to running backs Phillip Tanner or Lance Dunbar who came in after both Murray and Jones left and amassed a total of 42 yard on 10 carries.
Murray said that despite the injury he wanted to return to the game, but was not allowed by team doctors. Murray also wasn’t spotted in a walking boot leaving the locker room — another encouraging sign for Cowboys fans.
A dark hose option for the Cowboys to turn to is Sammy Morris who actually tried out for the Cowboys in training camp. Many are viewing Jones opportunity to relieve Murray as a last chance to show he has something left in the tank. Prior to Sunday Jones had put up less than relevant stats and even failed a conditioning test in the offseason.
So for the Cowboys, the sooner Murray gets back the better.