The Cowboys are running out of time to make a run at the playoffs, so it’s a good sign for them that their starting running back’s injured foot has healed enough for him to return to practice on Wednesday.
DeMarco Murray was a limited participant for the team, marking his first time back on the practice field since he hurt his foot against the Ravens on October 14. Murray’s missed six games and the Cowboys have had a hard time generating much of a rushing attack in his absence. They’ve gained 100 yards on the ground as a team just once in those six games so it’s safe to say that Murray’s return has been greatly anticipated.
Getting back to practice doesn’t guarantee he’ll play against the Eagles, of course. The Cowboys said several times that they planned to be cautious with Murray’s return to practice so you imagine that would extend to his return to games as well.
Miles Austin said earlier this week that he planned to do something at practice on Wednesday after being knocked out of last Sunday’s game with a hip injury. The team’s website reports he did light work with a trainer on the sideline while the rest of the team was going through drills.