Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray has a broken bone in his hand that will require surgery, team COO Stephen Jones said to a local radio station on Monday.
Murray will have surgery on Monday, but has not been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Indianapolis Colts.
"Obviously, DeMarco Murray has a broken bone in his hand. At the same time, he hasn’t been ruled out," said Jones with the G-Bag Nation on 105.3 The Fan. "It’s not something that if it responds well after surgery today, that he can’t come back and play this weekend. It’s probably a tough expectation to think that he can, but we’ll see."
Murray suffered the injury during Sunday night's 38-27 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles after rushing 31 times for 81 yards and two touchdowns. The fourth-year player leads the NFL in rushing with 1,687 yards, and also in rushing attempts with 351.
If Murray does miss time, Joseph Randle is expected to receive more carries. Randle has rushed 34 times for 237 yards (7 per carry) and two touchdowns behind Murray this season.
Murray needs 87 yards to eclipse Emmitt Smith's franchise record for rushing yards in a season (1,773).
With two games remaining, the Cowboys (10-4) hold a one-game lead in the NFC East over the Eagles. After hosting the Colts, the Cowboys will travel to Washington in Week 17 to play the Redskins (3-11).
- Mike Fiammetta