Despite his elite level of production, Murray isn't ready to anoint himself The Man in Big D.
"I don't know what the coaches are going to do, but from my understanding I think he's still the starter," Murray said Thursday, according to the Cowboys' official site. "(Jones is) a great running back, and he was doing a great job before he went down."
A "great job" might be pushing it. Jones was a steady producer while in the lineup -- rushing for 253 yards and a touchdown on 63 carries -- but was nowhere near the home run threat Murray has been since he stepped in.
Murray probably doesn't have to worry about losing his job this week. Jones missed practice for a second straight day on Thursday and will likely be sidelined for a fourth straight game. That would clear the way for Murray to provide another showcase of his talents on Sunday against the Buffalo Bills.
"I'm expecting (Jones) to come back in and do what he's been doing, which is great," Murray said, "but that doesn't mean I'm not going to continue to compete and try to help out as much as I can."