Source: DeMarco Murray likely out

Updated: October 24, 2012, 5:50 PM ET
By Calvin Watkins | ESPNDallas.com

IRVING, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys starting running back DeMarco Murray won't practice Wednesday because he's still recovering from a sprained foot, and a source said the team doesn't believe he'll play in Sunday's game against the New York Giants.

Murray, who suffered the injury two weeks ago at Baltimore, has stopped using a knee scooter that's used as a substitute for crutches.

"Hopefully he's just progressing," coach Jason Garrett said Wednesday morning. "He's moving around better, he's in the meetings and we'll just see where he is. We don't anticipate him practicing (Wednesday), and we'll see where he is going forward."

Garrett said Murray is putting light weight on his foot because "the more time we give him, the better."

Felix Jones is expected to start in Murray's place, although he suffered a bruised knee in the Carolina game. Phillip Tanner and Lance Dunbar are the other running backs on the active roster. Jones' knee issue isn't serious, however, he sat out practice Wednesday.

Murray leads the Cowboys with 330 rushing yards on 75 carries.

Calvin Watkins joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He's covered the Cowboys since 2006 and also has covered colleges, boxing and high school sports.

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