DeMarco Murray to have MRI on sprained MCL

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The Dallas Cowboys were without running back DeMarco Murray for much of Sunday nights game against the Washington Redskins.

Murray ran the ball seven times for 29 yards and notched a 4-yard touchdown run before departing the Cowboys 31-16 win over NFC East foe Washington.

This marks the third year in a row that Murray has been injured. Murray missed three games as a rookie with a broken ankle and suffered a foot injury last season that kept him out of six games.

Murray will undergo an MRI on Monday.

The Cowboys are already bracing for more time without Murray.

“Any time a player comes out of the game and can’t go back in, you’re concerned,” executive vice president Stephen Jones said, via the Star Telegram. “We’re playing well with him. There’s a fall-off there, but I also thought it was nice for (Joseph) Randle to get in there and get his feet wet. I think it’s only going to get better for him.”

Randle carried the ball 11 times for 17 yards but did score on a one-yard touchdown. The Cowboys could soon be welcoming back Lance Dunbar who has been out with a foot injury.

Up next for the Cowboys will be another NFC East foe in the Philadelphia Eagles.