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Report: DeMarco Murray could miss one game, but long-term prognosis looks good

Eric Edholm
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Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray (USA Today Sports Images)

Injuries and DeMarco Murray have gone hand in hand since, well, Murray started playing football. In high school.

Since entering the NFL from Oklahoma, where he had a brilliant but injury-prone college career, Murray has played 29 of a possible 38 games with the Dallas Cowboys. And when he went down with a knee injury Sunday night against the Washington Redskins, everyone feared bad luck had struck again.

Thankfully, for now at least, it appears Murray semi-dodged a bullet, according to Forth Worth Telegram-Star's Clarence Hill.

The 3-3 Cowboys are in first place and will go on the road to take on the 3-3 Philadelphia Eagles in Week 7 in what will be an important game in what appears to be a tight but weak NFC East field. Both teams are 2-0 in division games, and the loss of Murray — as well as possibly DeMarcus Ware, who also was hurt Sunday night — could be a big blow.

But the Cowboys will trade losing Murray for a game over the season-derailing injuries he has suffered each of his first two pro seasons.

Expect Joseph Randle and Phillip Tanner to take Murray's place against the Eagles. Randle did little with his 11 carries Sunday in Murray's place, averaging only 1.5 yards a clip, but he did have a 14-yard run and barreled in for a powerful, game-capping 1-yard touchdown.

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