Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a fractured ankle in Sunday’s 37-34 loss to the New York Giants, The New York Times reports.
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Murray led the Cowboys with 897 yards this season on just 164 carries. The standout rookie was averaging 5.5 yards per carry and had two touchdowns on the ground this season for Dallas.
Murray emerged as the starter for Dallas after he ran for 253 yards on 25 carries in a 34-7 trouncing of the St. Louis Rams in Week 6. The 23-year-old has ran for 100 yards or more only twice since his initial outburst.
Felix Jones, who began the season as the Cowboys starting running back will likely pick up the majority of the carries in Murray’s absence. Yesterday in 16 carries, Jones ran for 106 yards. In nine games this season the former first round pick has rushed for 413 yards on 90 rushes, while recording one touchdown. The Cowboys loss Sunday leaves them tied with the Giants for first place in the NFC East.