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DeMarco Murray’s chances of playing this week don’t sound good

DeMarco Murray, Bernard Pollard, Cary Williams AP

There’s some good news to report about Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray’s condition.

He’s stopped using the knee scooter he was using to get around last week as part of the recovery process from the sprained foot he suffered against the Ravens in Week Six. He’s now using crutches and coach Jason Garrett said that Murray’s health seems to be heading in the right direction.

“Hopefully he’s just progressing,” Garrett said, via Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com. “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.”

All sounds good, until you remember that Murray still isn’t putting weight on his foot and that Garrett said that “the more time we give him, the better” in response to questions about Murray’s timetable for return. Watkins reports via a source that the Cowboys don’t believe he will be ready to play against the Giants this weekend, although you could have probably inferred that much from Garrett’s answer.

Felix Jones also didn’t practice on Wednesday, thanks to the knee bruise he picked up against the Panthers, but there haven’t been any signs he’s at risk of missing the Giants game.  Phillip Tanner and Lance Dunbar would be the other Cowboys running backs if Murray does wind up missing the game.

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4 Responses to “DeMarco Murray’s chances of playing this week don’t sound good”
  1. romoscollarbone says: Oct 24, 2012 3:22 PM

    With Lee hurt, it doesn’t matter, our Defense will have trouble lining up and get scorched all afternoon.

    Our offense can’t score TDs with or without Murray.

  2. nokoolaidcowboy says: Oct 24, 2012 5:10 PM

    Every year this team either gets snake bit, or bites themselves.

    I didn’t really believe this was a SB year anyway so I’ll just watch this season one game at a time and hope for improvements at each position.

    Let the rah-rahs get all excited.

  3. ragingmouse says: Oct 24, 2012 5:44 PM

    “Well NBA season will be staring soon”…

    Signed,
    (Disillusioned cowboy fan)

  4. cowboys5x says: Oct 25, 2012 5:16 AM

    Horrible … We can’t stay healthy and dez won’t catch the ball when needed

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