The Cowboys got good news of sorts on Monday when it revealed that running back DeMarco Murray and defensive end DeMarcus Ware didn’t sustain any long-term injuries after being sidelined in Sunday’s 31-16 victory against the Redskins.
Per a source, Murray and Ware are unlikely to play against the Eagles on Sunday. But the Cowboys are hopeful that Murray can return from the sprained knee for the Lions game the following week.
The prognosis is pretty much the same for Ware and his strained quadriceps muscle, though the Cowboys plan to wait until the end of the week before ruling him out of the Eagles game.
And just how important has Murray been to the Cowboys:
DeMarco Murray has accounted for 84 percent of his team’s rushing yards this season, the highest percentage in the league.
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) October 14, 2013
It is the third straight season Murray has been hurt. He missed three games as a rookie when he broke his ankle in a December game and six games last season with a foot injury.