Word on the Street: Dallas week. Sigh

Word on the Street: Dallas week. Sigh
November 16, 2011, 3:00 pm
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By Benjamin Standig
CSNwashington.comOne of the least surprising depth chart announcements of all-time, the Cowboys will stick with DeMarco Murray at running back even as Felix Jones rounds back into shape from an ankle injury. (San Antonio News-Express)With the over-hyped Jones sidelined, the rookie out of Oklahoma slashed and dashed his way for 601 yards, a franchise record for a four-week span. Murray's explosiveness has also led to wins as the Cowboys are 3-1 in that span.As for Jones, the expectations for the shifty back entered the league in 2008 have always out-kicked the actual production. When Felix has been the game-breaking kind if back, he has never stayed healthy. When he put on the pounds and stayed on the field, his highlight reel upside dropped. Jones is expected back to face the Redskins, one team he actually burned this season, but sticking with Murray is the way to go. Atleast until his history of injuries catches up with him. In fact...While we cannot see the entire chat, one of the most respected football writers in the country says the Cowboys can win the NFC East if they stick with the rookie runner (Dallas Morning News)Like nearly all NFL teams not named the Green Bay Packers, the Cowboys have been up and down this season. Which version shows up on Sunday? (Washington Post)Key for the Redskins defense against the Cowboys potent offense? Stopping Tony Romo and company on third-and-long (O'Halloran - CSNwashington)Breakfast BuffetPainful as it may be, have to give props to Coach K win No. 903 and passing his mentor Bobby Knight for tops on the college basketball all-time wins list. (Associated Press)...OPK, enough praising of Duke. Back to our regularly scheduled loathing...Bills come due at Maryland (Hamilton - Washington Post)......And the Terps historic track program is getting run out the door in the process (Washington Examiner)Navy has righted the football ship - and kept its Military Bowl dreams alive - with a business-as-usual approach (Washington Times)