With all of the Bills-Cowboys talk on the blog today you wouldn’t be remiss to think we’ve time warped to the early 90s — let us never speak of those days again. We continue with another story out of Dallas, one that will sadden fantasy owners who are relying on RB DeMarco Murray to return to the Cowboys lineup this Sunday.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s Clarence Hill:

But in answering a question about Murray walking on crutches to avoid putting weight on the foot, Garrett all but confirmed his absence for Sunday’s game against the Giants. “Oh, I think we’re just being very careful about any weight that we’re putting on him,” Garrett said. “The more time we give him the better.”

Felix Jones (bruised knee) missed practice today, but is likely to start in Murray’s place. Keep an eye on Jones’ status as the week progresses. Phillip Tanner, who played 35 snaps in place of an injured Jones against the Panthers, should see a similar amount of opportunities even if Jones is declared fit. The Giants run defense — 126.4 yards per game, good for 23rd in the league — isn’t exactly daunting. Tanner is worth a play for those of you in bye week trouble.