IRVING, Texas – Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett isn't one to hand opponents detailed information on injuries and lineup changes. So it's no surprise Garrett hasn't named rookie DeMarco Murray his starting running back against the Eagles.
"We'll have those discussions as the week progresses and we'll make those decisions at the end of the week," Garrett said Wednesday.
In other words, everyone will find out Sunday on the first play from scrimmage.
With Felix Jones still sidelined by a high ankle sprain, it's likely to be Murray. For 253 reasons.
Last Sunday against the Rams, veteran Tashard Choice started but Murray finished with a single-game franchise-record 253 yards and a touchdown. Fellow rookie Phillip Tanner had six carries for 34 yards and Choice had only two for eight yards, due partly to a shoulder subluxation. He was limited in Wednesday's practice.
Even if Murray doesn't start, all that matters is which back gets the bulk of the carries. In the last two games, Murray has had 35 carries to Choice's 12 and Tanner's 6. Enough said.