Sep 29, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray (29) runs for a short gain during the first half against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray a game-time decision

Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray is a game-time decision today against the Detroit Lions today. Murray was a limited participant in practice throughout the week after suffering a knee injury a two weeks ago.

Murray sat out last week’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Rookie Joseph Randle filled in for him carrying the ball 19 times for 65 yards. Randle also added three catches for 28 yards.

If Murray does play it could be in a limited, split role with Randle. The Cowboys wouldn’t want to dump the full load on their oft-injured running back too early. They might even hold him out just to give him an extra weeks worth of rest.

On the season Murray has rushed 91 times for 428 yards, an average of 4.7 yards per carry. Those are good numbers, the key is getting him to remain healthy and on the field.

If he can’t go, and Randle plays, there might not be too much cause for concern. The Lions have the 23rd ranked rush defense allowing 115.1 yards per game.

 

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