DeMarco Murray Injury: Gauging Cowboys Offense Without Major Weapon
Dallas Cowboys third-year running back DeMarco Murray has established a reputation as an oft-injured player during his brief stint in the NFL, and that notion was further reinforced on Sunday Night Football against Washington.
Murray failed to make it through the first half, instead leaving the field with an unknown knee injury as reported by the broadcast's Twitter account:
TAFOYA: DAL RB DeMarco Murray having his knee evaluated. His return is questionable.— SNF on NBC (@SNFonNBC) October 14, 2013
The Cowboys officially announced on Twitter after the half that Murray would miss the rest of the game:
DeMarcus Ware and DeMarco Murray are both out for the rest of the game.— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) October 14, 2013
A Cowboys offense without Murray is one we have seen plenty of in the past as he has missed nine games in the last two seasons.
This year Murray was averaging 4.8 yards per carry entering the game thanks to his 399 yards and two scores.
With Murray potentially out of the picture, Dallas once again reverts to a committee approach with names like Lance Dunbar and Phillip Tanner. The committee has been effective in the past with Murray out.
The wildcard here is rookie Joseph Randle, who was selected in this year's draft for this very reason. While he failed to notch any carries in the first half, Randle did reel in two receptions for 15 yards.
Randle's versatility combined with the other backs allow the Cowboys to move on without Murray from relative ease.
Most recent updates:
What is the duplicate article?
Why is this article offensive?
Where is this article plagiarized from?
Why is this article poorly edited?