Jerry Jones hopeful of DeMarco Murray return

ARLINGTON, Texas -- It’s safe to say the Cowboys’ running game misses DeMarco Murray.

The 227-yard effort against Baltimore on Oct. 14 was the anomaly. In the last two games against Carolina and the New York Giants, the Cowboys have rushed for 104 yards on 48 carries.

Felix Jones had 13 carries for 19 yards and had a crucial fumble.

Murray missed his second straight game with a sprained foot. He spent Sunday on the sideline, but there is hope he could return next week against Atlanta.

“I talked to him a little before the game and I am encouraged that he has a chance to be back,” owner and general manager Jerry Jones said.