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 will start against Vikings


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

The Dallas Cowboys offense will get a boost with running back DeMarco Murray returning to the line up. Murray has missed the last two weeks with a knee sprain. When healthy, Murray has played well and been solid for the Cowboys offense. On the season he has 91 carries for 428 yards, a more than solid average of 4.7 yards per carry.

In his place the Cowboys have been playing Joseph Randle. Against the Redskins, in the game that Murray was injured in, Randle carried the ball 11 times for 17 yards. He played better the following week against the Eagles, rushing 19 times for 65 yards. Last week against the Lions Randle returned to his usual numbers though. He rushed 14 times for 26 yards, less than two yards a carry.

The Cowboys need Murray back desperately, the Vikings have the 20th run defense in the league allowing 113.7 yards per game.

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