Dallas Cowboys feature back DeMarco Murray suffered a knee injury during yesterday’s win over the rival Washington Redskins, and fantasy owners- such as myself- will be holding their breaths on Murray’s status. He left the game in the second quarter with the knee sprain and was sent to the locker room before being officially ruled out for the rest of the game. It was definitely a tough break for the Dallas Cowboys, and it could get worse if DeMarco Murray is out for an extended period of time (again).
With Lance Dunbar inactive due to a hamstring injury, it was up to Oklahoma State rookie Joseph Randle to shoulder the load. He was able to catch both passes thrown at him, but he only mustered a meager 17 yards on 11 carries. He’s a clear downgrade to Murray, and it’s concerning that he couldn’t get anything going against the Washington Redskins defense. On the bright side, Randle did manage to score on a goal-line carry.
DeMarco Murray, per head coach Jason Garrett, has a sprained left MCL, and he will have an MRI done today that will tell us how bad the sprain is. We can only cross our fingers, because a significant injury would have a huge impact on both the Cowboys and fantasy football leagues. The Cowboys will be able to survive without Murray against the Philadelphia Eagles, but he would certainly be missed if he misses games against tougher opponents. Murray is a huge factor in the passing game as well, and he posted exactly 50 yards of total offense with a rushing touchdown last night.