|Dallas RB Murray left in the first quarter with a lower leg injury. (US PRESSWIRE)|
Posted by Ryan Wilson
UPDATE II, 10:30 p.m. ET: Murray has a fractured ankle, according to multiple reports (including CBSSports.com's Pete Prisco), and is likely done for the 2011 season.
UPDATE, 9:24 p.m. ET: Murray is getting X-rays on his right ankle and his return is questionable.
The Cowboys headed into Sunday night's game with two active running backs: DeMarco Murray and Felix Jones. Late in the first quarter, Dallas was down to one after Murray had to be helped from the field after a lower leg injury.
With 5:11 left in the quarter, Murray took a pass from Tony Romo and was tackled by Giants linebacker Dave Tollefson. Replays appeared to show Murray twisting his ankle under Tollefson's body as they went to the turf. He laid on the field for several minutes before two Cowboys assistants helped him to the sidelines.
There is no official word on Murray's status, although we suspect he could be done for the evening. For now, Jones is Dallas' only active running back, to go along with two fullbacks. Jones' got his first carry after Murray made his way to the bench and it was good for 26 yards, down to the Giants 12. A play later, Romo found John Phillips for a 12-yard score. At the start of the second quarter, the Cowboys lead, 7-5.
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