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DeMarco Murray out vs. Lions

DETROIT -- The Dallas Cowboys were without running back DeMarco Murray Sunday against the Lions, the second straight game he has been sidelined.

Murray originally was listed as questionable but was able to go through three limited practices leading into kickoff.

Rookie Joseph Randle started in Murray's place against the Lions. Randle ran for 65 yards on 19 carries and caught three passes for 28 yards in last week's win against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Murray suffered a sprained medial collateral ligament in his knee two weeks ago against the Washington Redskins. According to a source, Murray did not suffer a setback in his recovery.

The Cowboys also were without defensive end DeMarcus Ware for the second straight game because of a quadriceps strain.

Wide receiver Miles Austin did not play because of a hamstring injury. He played the previous two games but did not have a catch against the Redskins or Eagles. Rookie Terrance Williams, who has a touchdown catch in three straight games, replaced Austin.

Safety J.J. Wilcox was the fourth starter to miss the game because of injury. He was ruled out Friday with a knee injury and will be replaced by rookie Jeff Heath.