Oct 6, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant (88) celebrates a first quarter touchdown with running back DeMarco Murray (29) against the Denver Broncos at AT

Jerry Jones says DeMarco Murray and Lance Dunbar won't play on Sunday

The Dallas Cowboys lost their starting running back in DeMarco Murray in Sunday’s win over the Washington Redskins. He left the game with a sprained MCL in the second quarter and didn’t return. It is a big loss for the Cowboys, Murray was their leading rusher with 428 yards. He pretty much has been their only running back this season.

“He’s probably going to be out,” Jones said of Murray on 105.3 The Fan [KRLD-FM], via the Dallas Morning News. “We’ll miss him certainly this coming week and then we’ll see from there. I can’t emphasize enough how much doctors and trainers depend on the response of a player when you’re rehabbing injury, because all players have injury and some of them have it in an area that can be more limited, relative to their ability to long term – long term being in this case, playing throughout the season.

“You can still get plays out of them, but they’re not the quality plays that you’d like to get later on, so putting them active, you put that off.”

Lance Dunbar was pegged as the number 2 option behind Murray when the season started. He injured his hamstring during the loss to Denver a couple weeks ago and he will also be out for the Philadelphia Eagles game on Sunday.

“He won’t be available for us Sunday, but is a real weapon for us. We need to get him back.”

That means that Joseph Randle will start. In Sunday’s win over the Redskins

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