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Cowboys RB Murray has broken hand


Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray, the NFL’s leading rusher, was scheduled to have surgery Monday to repair a broken bone in his hand, team vice president Stephen Jones said.

Murray, who suffered the injury Sunday night in Dallas’ 38-27 win over the Philadelphia Eagles, has not been ruled out for the Cowboys’ game against the Indianapolis Colts this week.

“DeMarco Murray has a broken bone in his hand,” Jones told KRLD-FM. “At the same time, he hasn’t been ruled out. It’s not something that, if it responds well after surgery today, he can’t come back and play this weekend. It’s probably a tough expectation to think that he can, but we’ll see.”

Murray rushed for 81 yards on 31 carries vs. the Eagles and has a league-best 1,687 rushing yards this season.

If Murray is not able to play against the Colts, Joseph Randle and Lance Dunbar will receive extra playing time.

Randle, a fifth-round pick by Dallas in 2013, has run for 237 yards and two scores on 34 carries.

Dunbar, an undrafted player in his third season, has been used more in the passing game; he has rushed for just 91 yards but has 207 receiving yards on 16 catches.

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