Cowboys owner expects DeMarco Murray to play: Fantasy implications

Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones expects running back DeMarco Murray to play in Week 13. We break down the fantasy implications.

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says it appears running back DeMarco Murray will play in Week 13 against the Philadelphia Eagles. Murray has not appeared in a game since Week 6, when he sprained his foot in a loss to the Baltimore Ravens. However, Jason Garrett said Friday (via The Fort Worth Star-Telegram) that he was encouraged by Murray's progress but not yet ready to declare him ready for Sunday.

Felix Jones has started in place of Murray, who has been participating in practice this week. Jones had 14 rushing yards in the Thanksgiving Day loss to the Washington Redskins but has been effective as a receiver out of the backfield.

Fantasy Impact: Murray's return really hurts the fantasy value of Jones, who has been inconsistent since taking over for Murray. It's not yet clear how much of a role either will have as it's hard to imagine Murray being in game shape.

Both running backs are No. 3 fantasy options or flex plays for Week 13.

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