Which Current Cowboy Is the Best Long-Term Option Backing Up DeMarco Murray?

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Which Current Cowboy Is the Best Long-Term Option Backing Up DeMarco Murray?
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A banged up DeMarco Murray is just one item on a long list of Dallas Cowboy woes headed into Week 8 of the regular season.

As reported by ESPN's Todd Archer, star inside linebacker Sean Lee could be shelved for a significant amount of time, and Calvin Watkins notes that center Phil Costa will (somewhat miraculously) need to miss four to six weeks.

Tack on the recent narrow victory over the 1-5 Carolina Panthers, and it surely seems that the Cowboys are at their weakest point.

So, what now?

We can start with the injury that ignited the mess in the first place—Murray's foot. Injuries are nothing new to Murray, so it makes sense to look at which current Cowboys running back is the best long-term backup.

With only three running backs on the active roster, this doesn't seem like a monumental task. Let's get started.

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