Felix Jones' latest bout with the healing process opens the door for former University of Oklahoma star DeMarco Murray. The rookie is expected to get his first NFL start Sunday when Dallas (2-3) hosts winless St. Louis (0-5) at Cowboys Stadium. There were high expectations thrust upon Jones entering the 2011 campaign, but Dallas hasn't exactly been running over the competition. Perhaps Murray can help the league's 27th-ranked rushing attack.
Don't expect a vastly different game plan Sunday as Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett sees a lot of Jones in Murray.
"They have similar strengths and they are similar in size," Garrett said. "They both can run inside and outside. You wouldn't call either of them big backs, but they are sturdy enough to run between the tackles. They are versatile guys and can run inside and outside."
We're expecting Murray to see the lion's share of the carries, but the Cowboys will rotate Tashard Choice in as well.