Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray suffered a sprained MCL in his left knee during the second quarter of Sunday night's win over the Redskins, according to head coach Jason Garrett. Murray gained 29 yards on seven carries, including a short score, before exiting. Garrett didn't say how long he thinks Murray will be out, but he did say Murray is "going to be a tough loss."
Sprained MCLs usually lead to a multi-week absence from running backs. Murray will undergo an MRI on Monday to determine the severity of the injury. Rookie Joseph Randle saw more work in Murray's place -- 11 carries, 17 yards and a touchdown. It's obvious the team prefers him to Phillip Tanner right now. And with both Murray and original backup Lance Dunbar injured, the rookie could very well start against the Eagles next week.