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DeMarco Murray Injury: Cowboys Running Back Leaves Game With Leg Injury

Cowboys rookie running back DeMarco Murray was helped off the field during the first quarter of Dallas' Sunday night game against the New York Giants. A Giants defender appeared to roll up on the back of Murray's leg possibly injuring his ankle in the process. Sideline reporter Michelle Tafoya reports that Murray is getting x-rays on his right ankle and his return to the game is questionable. 

If Murray can't return, it leaves the Cowboys very thin at the running back position with Felix Jones being the only other tailback active for Sunday's game. Jones replaced Murray in the lineup and promptly ripped off a 26 yard run on his first carry of the game. 

Before being injured, Murray had five carries for 25 yards in the game. Coming into the game, Murray had rushed for 872 yards and two touchdowns this season. He burst onto the scene against the St Louis Rams earlier this season with a franchise-record 253 yards rushing. 

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