DeMarco Murray expected to return this week

AP

Every indication is that Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray will be back on the field this week, and none too soon.

Asked if his best back would return for Sunday night’s game against the Eagles, owner Jerry Jones replied on his radio show: “It looks like that.”

Murray also spent part of Friday doing production meetings with the Sunday Night Football crew, something they probably wouldn’t waste time with for a guy who wasn’t playing, and something a guy who wasn’t playing likely wouldn’t bother with.

“He’s looked pretty good,” Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said of Murray, via Carlos Mendez of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “He’s been limited both days, but he’s been playing football. It’s nice to see him out there running the ball, catching the ball and doing stuff we haven’t seen him do in a while.”

Jones said that Murray coming back to practice Thursday after working Wednesday was a good sign.

“The key day was yesterday,” Jones said. “He came back from the day before. Usually, there’s a leveling off or setback day where you feel the effects. He didn’t have that.”

The Cowboys are last in the league in rushing, and have just one 100-yard game as a team since Murray injured his right foot against the Ravens on Oct. 14.