Injury News for Dallas Cowboys and Houston Texans
The Cowboys have most likely lost running back DeMarco Murray for the season after the rookie suffered a broken right ankle in the first quarter of Sunday night’s 37-34 loss to the New York Giants.
Dallas is extremely thin in the backfield now with Felix Jones being the only tailback on the active roster after placing third-stringer Philip Tanner on season-ending injured reserve last week.
The Cowboys have Chauncey Washington on the teams practice squad but will most likely have to look elsewhere for added depth.
In 13 games, including the last eight starts, Murray rushed 164 times for 897 yards (5.5 avg) and two touchdowns. Barring injury, he was poised to become the Cowboys’ first 1,000-yard rusher since Julius Jones in 2006 (1,084).
Meanwhile after another game it’s another serious injury for the Texans as right guard Mike Brisiel suffered a fractured fibula in Sunday’s 20-19 win over Cincinnati. It’s the same injury that free-safety Danieal Manning suffered in a win at Tennessee, which caused him to miss three games.
The Texans are not placing Brisiel, who underwent surgery this morning, on injured reserve. Instead they’re hopeful that, like Manning, he can return after three games, meaning he would be ready for the playoffs. Antoine Caldwell, a former starter, will replace Brisiel in starting line-up.