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DeMarco Murray says “a chance” he’s back this week

Mason Foster, DeMarco Murray AP

Running back DeMarco Murray is getting close to being able to return for the Dallas Cowboys.

Murray has missed the Cowboys’ last four games with a sprained foot suffered against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 6. Murray officially did not practice on Wednesday, but was dressed in shorts and helmets along with the rest of his teammates according to Schuyler Dixon of the Associated Press.

According to Dixon, Murray said he thinks he has “a chance” to play against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.

“This is the best I’ve felt mentally coming in after working out,” Murray said. “I feel good.”

Murray has appeared in just five games for the Cowboys this season. For the year, he’s carried the ball 75 times for 330 yards and a touchdown. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Tuesday that they want to be cautious and not put Murray back on the field until he’s ready to go.

But Murray’s foot is improving and the Cowboys could use him back as soon as possible. Dallas is averaging just 85.3 yards a game on the ground, which is just 29th out of 32 teams.

“Today and this week is the best I’ve felt,” Murray said. “Once I feel like I can help this team and be ready to go and play like I’m accustomed to playing, I’m going to get out there.”

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4 Responses to “DeMarco Murray says “a chance” he’s back this week”
  1. medialovesthecowboys says: Nov 15, 2012 7:45 AM

    I know it’s one injury, but I’m concerned. This guy is elite, and a home run anytime he touches the ball. But a running back who can’t stay healthy early in his career is always a red flag.

  2. spytdi says: Nov 15, 2012 9:16 AM

    Not elite, very few are. He’s good and huge part of taking that next step into greatness would be staying healthy long enough to prove it.

  3. abninf says: Nov 15, 2012 10:00 AM

    Hopefully he’ll play. A loss to the Browns at home one week after a big win would be the classic Cowboys of the past 15 years.

  4. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Nov 16, 2012 9:38 AM

    Murray is an outstanding RB when healthy and that’s the thing. He rarely is healthy and sits out about as many games as he plays. Durability is not a strength for him.

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