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DeMarco Murray's absence felt already

RB's injury hurt Cowboys in fourth against Giants and will continue to pain them

Updated: December 12, 2011, 10:15 AM ET
By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- A pair of crutches supported the Dallas Cowboys' closer, his season ended by a fractured right ankle suffered in the first half.

Felix Jones -- the seemingly forgotten former starting running back -- stepped up with his second 100-yard performance of the season. But the Cowboys missed DeMarco Murray when it mattered most.

Clinging to a five-point lead with 3:14 remaining, all the Cowboys needed was a first down or two to be on the verge of clinching the NFC East ...

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