MRI Coming for DeMarco Murray, and More NFC East News

Brad Gagnon NFL National ColumnistOctober 15, 2012

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 23:  DeMarco Murray #29 of the Dallas Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium on September 23, 2012 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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The Dallas Cowboys got the running game going again Sunday in Baltimore, but that went well beyond a solid performance from DeMarco Murray. And now, there's a chance they'll have to get used to finding holes for backs not named Murray.

That's because the team's top back told ESPN's Ed Werder that he'll be undergoing an MRI Monday on the foot he sprained in Sunday's loss to the Ravens

But it doesn't appear as though it's too serious. Murray came back into the game for a single snap in the third quarter but the Cowboys opted to leave him on the sideline the rest of the way. 

"I was trying to (get back in), that was their decision to (take) me out," Murray said, per's Calvin Watkins. "It's a long season. It's only the fifth game, and I have to do what's best for the team."

Here's what else is being talked about as all four NFC East teams recover from Week 6...


Dallas Cowboys

From Rainer Sabin of the Dallas Morning News: Anthony Spencer said he'd return Sunday. And yet he did not.

From Carlos Mendez of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Penalties continue to kill the Cowboys.


New York Giants

From Ebenezer Samuel of the New York Daily News: The world-famous Giants pass rush is back.

No setbacks for Hakeem Nicks in his return to the lineup, per Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN New York.


Philadelphia Eagles

Marcus Hayes of the Philadelphia Daily News picks apart the self-destructive Eagles.'s Sheil Kapadia takes a look at Nnamdi Asomugha's suggestion that late blitzes cost the Eagles.


Washington Redskins

From Mark Maske of the Washington Post: The Redskins are likely to be fined for failing to provide proper information regarding the Robert Griffin III concussion.

From the Post's Mike Jones: The 'Skins had a bend-but-don't-break defense Sunday, which might be all they need to succeed.