A popular Dos Equis spinoff meme has been going around about a quote from Dallas quarterback Tony Romo, the most interesting quarterback in the NFL:
“I don’t always throw interceptions, but when I do it costs my team victories.”
That may be more true now that the Cowboys have lost starting running back DeMarco Murray to a knee injury Sunday night in the 31-16 victory over the Washington Redskins.
The Cowboys (3-3) will have to rely more and more on Romo now that their running game appears to be on the shelf for the next month or so. Murray could have an MCL sprain after rushing for 29 yards on seven carries. He left the game without speaking to reporters.
Murray, in his third year, has never made it through a full season without injury.
Last season, he sprained his left foot in a loss to Baltimore and missed six games. A season before as a rookie, Murray fractured his ankle against the New York Giants. His injury history dates back to his college days at Oklahoma.
“It’s always hard when you lose your starter,” running backs coach Gary Brown told The Dallas Morning News. “But you always have guys who are good players who are behind him and want to do well and help this team win.”
In his place, rookie Joseph Randle rushed for 17 yards on 11 carries. The Cowboys also have Phillip Tanner and Lance Dunbar on the roster but could look to sign a veteran starter if the prognosis on Murray isn’t good.
And if that’s the case, look for the world’s most interesting quarterback to see a spike in his interception total.