The Cowboys have a big problem at running back. As expected, DeMarco Murray has landed on injured reserve after a broken and sprained ankle suffered Sunday night against the Giants.
Also as expected, the Cowboys have signed veteran Sammy Morris to take Murray’s place. Morris joins Felix Jones as the only tailbacks on the team.
Morris entered the league in 2000. Cut by the Patriots in September, Morris has been out of the league this season.
It’s unknown — for now — whether other running backs visited with or worked out for the Cowboys on Tuesday. The decision to sign the 34-year-old Morris off the street suggests that guys like Larry Johnson, Clinton Portis, and/or Tiki Barber should have at least merited some consideration.
The Cowboys also placed safety Barry Church on IR. He’ll be replaced on the active roster by safety Mana Silva.