Cowboys' Murray breaks right ankle
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP)
Murray burst onto the scene by rushing for a franchise-record 253 yards, the seventh-most in NFL history, in October. That earned him a spot in the starting lineup and the Cowboys soon surged to first place in the NFC East.
In the first quarter of a showdown with the Giants for that spot atop the division, Murray was pulled down at the end of an 8-yard gain and got his right ankle pinned awkwardly to the turf. It was diagnosed as a fractured ankle and a high ankle sprain.
Perhaps the best evidence of Murray's importance to the club was the way his teammates responded, with defensive stars DeMarcus Ware, Jay Ratliff, Bradie James and Terence Newman walking across the field to check on him.
As trainers helped Murray to the sideline, Cowboys coach Jason Garrett went out and walked about the last 15 yards with them.
With 25 yards in this game, Murray has 897 for the season. That means Dallas likely will remain without a 1,000-yard rusher in the full seasons since Tony Romo became the starting quarterback.