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DeMarco Murray doesn’t practice, Cowboys won’t rush him

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It looks like the Cowboys will be without running back DeMarco Murray again this week.

Murray did not practice for the Cowboys on Wednesday as he continues to recover from a sprained foot that has kept him off the field since he originally suffered it in Week Six against the Ravens. Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said earlier this week that the team was taking it day-to-day with Murray, but one of the guys a little further up the food chain indicated that the outlook is taking a slightly longer view of the situation.

Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said in an interview with 105.3 The Fan on Wednesday that the team is in no hurry to get Murray back on the field if it means that he’s going to be at less than full strength when he does return to action.

“On some of these injuries, if you push them, all you do is set them back. You might get them out there for 10 plays and then he gets out there and he’s looking down and it’s just not quite holding up. So, you really got to make sure, especially at these skilled spots — running back or receiver or corner — that they’re really ready to go,” Jones said, via the Dallas Morning News. “We’ve had DeMarco in a boot for two weeks, on crutches. Now he’s getting out of that. But he’s a tough guy and no one wants to be out there more than him. But we just can’t afford to put him out there if he’s not going to be 110 (percent).”

The Cowboys won their first outing without Murray and their loss to the Giants was a game they could have and probably should have won so the team clearly isn’t left without any hope because Murray is out of the lineup. Life would still be better with him, although it remains unclear when they will get him back.

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7 Responses to “DeMarco Murray doesn’t practice, Cowboys won’t rush him”
  1. staff2cj says: Oct 31, 2012 4:06 PM

    That’s the reason I stayed away from this guy in fantasy. Yes he may put decent numbers but at some point he always get hurt evening going back to his Oklahoma days.

  2. themartinjlm says: Oct 31, 2012 4:16 PM

    Let’s have a 250 lb linebacker fall on your foot while it is sideways and see if your even able to walk in 6 weeks. Football injuries happen to everyone and he needs to be held out until he can be the explosive player we know he can be.

  3. jaymc1988 says: Oct 31, 2012 4:31 PM

    cowboys won there first game WITH murray. im a giant fan and i have murray on my team.. lost both that week lol

  4. wilkisoft says: Oct 31, 2012 4:37 PM

    Injuries do happen – that can’t be argued. However, they happen to this guy more frequently than others. You done “know” if he’s an explosive back, you only hope he can be. Sure he’s had a few great games here and there, but he’s spotty, at best. Injuries will keep him from having a decent career. See Jahvid Best – that’s the path he’s headed.

  5. NakedCowboy! says: Oct 31, 2012 6:31 PM

    That Jones fumble in 4 q against giants was the most casual piece of running i have ever seen… they need some help in RB area quickly…

  6. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Oct 31, 2012 10:00 PM

    Murray is a great RB but can’t help but wonder if is going to be durable enough to be counted on every week. So far he hasn’t been.

  7. 2ndaryinsanity says: Oct 31, 2012 10:33 PM

    Now Jerry Jones is a doctor/trainer to go along with being the owner, GM, and head coach!!!

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