Two key players on the Dallas Cowboys suffered injuries in their easy win over the rival Washington Redskins, as DeMarco Murray left the game with a sprained MCL and superstar pass rusher DeMarcus Ware suffered a quad injury in the second quarter. Murray’s injury seems to be much more serious at this point, as it looks like Ware won’t have to miss a game.
DeMarco Murray amassed 50 yards from scrimmage before his injury in the second quarter, and he also had a rushing touchdown. Murray is pretty important to the Cowboys offense, because he is a solid feature back who gives the offense some much-needed balance. There’s also a clear downgrade between Murray and the backups, so we can only hope that Murray’s injury isn’t too bad.
As expected, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s Carlos Mendez reports that DeMarco Murray will have an MRI today to see just how severe his left MCL sprain is. The Cowboys are used to Murray being out for chunks of time, and it looks like this could be another case where Murray is out on the shelf for a few weeks. Tony Romo put it best when he said that Murray would be a “tough loss”.
DeMarcus Ware will also have an MRI today, but it sounds like his quad injury isn’t bad. He stated, via the Fort Worth Star Telegram’s Charean Williams, that his quad is “good” and that he feels fine. That’s good news for Cowboys fans, and I don’t expect Ware to miss his first career game with what head coach Jason Garrett is terming as a strained quad. He’s been nicked up before this season, and I would be surprised if this quad injury turns out to be anything serious after today’s MRI; I would be far more concerned about Murray’s status.