Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 12/13/11

The Dallas Cowboys placed rookie running back DeMarco Murray on season-ending injured reserve.

Murray suffered a fractured right ankle in Sunday night's loss to the New York Giants.

The third-round pick out of Oklahoma had revived Dallas' running game after starter Felix Jones was hurt earlier in the season, rushing for three 100-yard games, including a franchise-record 253 in his first start.

He had 25 yards on five carries against the Giants before he was hurt and wound up the season with 897 yards and two touchdowns while averaging 5.5 yards per carry.

Jones will reclaim his starting job with the injury to Murray. The Cowboys also signed journeyman Sammy Morris.

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