DiNapoli on IR; Murrell signed

Updated: October 29, 2003, 2:35 PM ET

IRVING, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys on Wednesday placed center Gennaro DiNapoli on injured reserve with a severely sprained right ankle and signed running back Adrian Murrell to take his roster spot.

DiNapoli injured his ankle in Sunday's 16-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and may need surgery.

Murrell, who has been out of the league for two years, was signed by the Cowboys in training camp but was cut in August. He may play Sunday against the Washington Redskins.

Murrell, 33, has 5,092 career yards on 1,347 carries with 23 touchdowns in 119 career games with Arizona and the New York Jets. He had three 1,000-yard seasons.

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