Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones went ahead and ruled both DeMarco Murray and Lance Dunbar out for Sunday’s matchup with the Eagles.
Dunbar missed the victory over the Redskins with a strained right hamstring, suffered the week prior against the Broncos. Murray suffered a sprained MCL in the second quarter on Sunday night, and left the game, never to return. Jones said Murray could probably play on a limited basis against the Eagles, but the team will hold him out until he’s closer to 100 percent.
“He’s probably going to be out,” Jones said of Murray on Tuesday on 105.3-FM The Fan, 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.”
Murray, who has 428 yards and three touchdowns on the season, will be replaced by rookie Joseph Randle.
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