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DeMarco Murray "Chomping at the Bit to Play"

Murray has missed the past six games with a foot injury

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    Suffice it to say, DeMarco Murray is ready to get back on the field.

    Murray has missed the team’s past six games after suffering a foot injury in the loss to the Baltimore Ravens. A subsequent MRI showed some fairly extensive ligament damage and, considering the position he plays, the last thing the Cowboys want to do is rush the second-year OU product back.

    But team vice president Stephen Jones said there was some optimism regarding Murray going into Sunday night’s matchup with the Eagles--but he would not say whether the Cowboys were planning on having Murray back or not.

    “Feel better than the past weeks, absolutely,” he said, per ESPN Dallas.

    As for Murray, it’s clear to those at Valley Ranch that he’d prefer to return sooner than later.

    “He’s chomping at the bit to play and we just have to be patient with him and make sure that he’s doing everything necessary before we put him in a situation to practice and then play in the ballgame,” head coach Jason Garrett said. “He’s certainly made progress the last few days.”

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