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More tests for DeMarco Murray’s foot on Monday

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The Cowboys’ running game wasn’t able to build on their success in Week Six and they’ll get a better idea of when they might have running back DeMarco Murray back on the field on Monday.

Murray will have more tests done on the foot injury that kept him out of Sunday’s 19-14 win over the Panthers, a game that saw the Cowboys gain just 85 yards on 31 carries a week after rolling up 227 yards on 42 carries against the Ravens. Neither Felix Jones nor Phillip Tanner was able to assert himself in Carolina and, in a familiar refrain for Cowboys watchers, Jones wasn’t able to play as big a role as expected because of injuries.

Jones strained his neck on the second play of the game, forcing him out for a spell, and then sat out the final two drives of the game because of a bruised knee. Jones was still involved enough to finish with 20 touches, but nagging injuries have sapped Jones in the past.

That raises the need for a healthy return from Murray, who spent last week in a walking boot and on crutches. Todd Archer of ESPN reports that the Cowboys are hopeful the second-year back can return against the Giants, who have struggled to consistently stop the run this season but still sit on top of the NFC East with a 5-2 record.

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7 Responses to “More tests for DeMarco Murray’s foot on Monday”
  1. amaf21 says: Oct 22, 2012 11:29 AM

    They should check his heart too, because I don’t think he has one.

  2. daddyb1gdrawz says: Oct 22, 2012 1:04 PM

    I am not shocked Felix Jones was unable to carry the load. Whenever he has a chance to show his talents, he gets hurt. He is the most unreliable backup runningback in the game. How the heck can you rely on a injury prone backup runningback? He is a professional 3rd down back. Tanner should be the backup runningback so that Jones can continue in his role.

  3. hilltopterry says: Oct 22, 2012 1:33 PM

    Same old Felix

  4. bringbacktheflex says: Oct 22, 2012 2:04 PM

    Jones just appears unprepared for contact, and gets hurt because of it. Murray has the right pad level. His injuries have to do with feet, which gets stepped on a lot and rolled up on. Jones is always out because he’s dinged up. Jones takes shots and doesn’t deliver them.

  5. davekva72 says: Oct 22, 2012 2:11 PM

    Felix Jones a.k.a “Mr Glass”. Had such high hopes after his rookie season which, of course, was cut short by injury.

  6. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Oct 22, 2012 9:52 PM

    Neither RB Jones or Murray are exactly what you would call “durable”. Hope Murray is able to go but I think it is time to give undrafted rookie Dunbar an opportunity to carry the rock. Great speed.

  7. kbuck89 says: Oct 23, 2012 10:15 AM

    I want to see our running back corps as follows next season. Murray, Tanner, Dunbar. Get rid of Jones. It will be a noticeable difference for the better. I just hope we draft an offensive lineman or a safety first round next draft. Basically the only things holding us down right now.

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