There is no question the running game is suffering without starter DeMarco Murray, who missed the past two games with a sprained foot. Earlier in the week owner Jerry Jones wouldn’t commit to Murray being back for next week’s game against the Falcons.
But was singing a more encouraging tune in the dejected post game locker room Sunday.
“I’m encouraged,” Jones said. “I talked to him a little before the game, and I’m encouraged. He’s got a chance to be back.”
The Cowboys rushed for 19 yards on 17 carries against the Giants. Felix Jones had 13 carries for 19 yards and a touchdown, but he also lost a fumble.
Last week against the Panthers, the Cowboys had 85 yards on 31 carries.
-- Clarence Hill