Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray is only 313 yards away from a 2,000 yard season. Will he get a shot at it or will his surgery keep him from it?
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Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray suffered a hand injury against the Philadelphia Eagles that was initially deemed not serious, but now will require surgery, putting his status for Week 16 against the Indianapolis Colts into doubt.
Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said on KRLD on Monday that Murray has a broken bone in his hand and that he is having surgery today to deal with the injury. Jones said that Murray has not been ruled out of the Week 16 home game against the Colts, which the Cowboys need to keep their one-game lead on the Eagles in the NFC East.
Jones didn’t specify the exact injury, but Todd Archer of ESPNDallas.com reported that Murray broke the fourth metacarpal – part of the ring finger. The Cowboys hope that there could be a way to protect Murray’s finger well enough for him to remain in the lineup.
Murray is the league’s leader in rushing yards with 1,687. He needs only 87 more to pass Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith for the single-season franchise rushing record. With 313 more yards, Murray would become the first Cowboys in franchise history to record 2,000 yards in a season, the first since Vikings RB Adrian Peterson in 2012.