Skip to main content

Around the League

Presented By

Murray's four-week rampage earns him Cowboys' RB job

Jerry Jones has come to terms with a development that's been painfully obvious to anybody following his Cowboys of late: DeMarco Murray is starting material.

Jones finally turned the corner Tuesday, acknowledging that Murray's 601 rushing yards in four games has earned him the starting running back role over veteran Felix Jones, who's set to return Sunday against the Redskins after missing four weeks with a high ankle sprain.

"It looks like (Felix Jones) can (play)," Jerry Jones told KRLD-FM, according to The Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "I don't know just exactly how on top of his game he'll be, but, man, am I anxious to have both of those options out there. ...

"One thing that comes to my mind that Murray looks like the more he carries -- the more effective he gets. If you think of that theoretically, about a workhorse running back, that they get better as the game goes along."

The Cowboys owner had dodged the question of Murray starting in recent days, saying only that he'd like to see the rookie sensation paired with Felix Jones.

Amid a barrage of mixed signals, Jerry Jones also recently compared Murray to Hall of Fame back Eric Dickerson (who -- we're pretty sure -- would start for this schizophrenic outfit).

This article has been reproduced in a new format and may be missing content or contain faulty links. Please use the Contact Us link in our site footer to report an issue.

Related Content