Arlington, TX – The Dallas Cowboys could be without their top two running backs for their Thanksgiving Day clash with the Washington Redskins, with both DeMarco Murray and Felix Jones battling injuries that has both player's status for Thursday's tilt in question.
Murray appears destined to miss a sixth consecutive game with a sprained left foot the second-year pro suffered against Baltimore on Oct. 14. He did not practice during the week and was listed as doubtful on Wednesday's injury report.
Jones also sat out practice on Tuesday and Wednesday due to a knee injury he sustained in Sunday's 23-20 overtime win over Cleveland and is considered questionable. The former first-round pick did not come out of last week's contest, but managed just 43 yards with a touchdown on 14 carries.
If Jones cannot go, Lance Dunbar and Phillip Tanner will likely split ball- carrying duties against the Redskins.
Two other key starters, left offensive tackle Tyron Smith and nose tackle Jay Ratliff, are questionable for Thursday's matchup. Smith left the Cleveland game with a high ankle sprain, while Ratliff did not practice at all this week because of a groin injury.
Smith was a limited participant in Wednesday's session.
The Cowboys ruled out wide receiver Kevin Ogletree, who was concussed in Sunday's win, along with center Phil Costa (center) and defensive end Sean Lissemore (ankle).