The Dallas Cowboys will continue to monitor starting running back DeMarco Murray’s progress from day to day as he recovers from a foot injury suffered in the week six matchup with the Ravens, but the team sounds less than optimistic about the University of Oklahoma product’s status for Sunday’s game with the Giants.
Murray was reportedly still on crutches at Valley Ranch on Wednesday and--unsurprisingly considering that he’s still on crutches--head coach Jason Garrett said that he wouldn’t practice. And judging by the tone of Garrett's comments, it seems highly unlikely that Murray's return will come on Sunday.
“Hopefully he’s just progressing,” Garrett said, per the Dallas Morning News. “He’s moving around better. He’s in meetings and we’ll just see where he is.”
Last week, an MRI revealed no broken bones in Murray’s foot, but enough ligament damage to keep him out of at least one game (he didn’t play against Carolina last week); more than a week later, the Cowboys are still treading with caution where their No. 1 running back is concerned.
“I think we’re just being careful about any weight we’re putting on it,” Garrett said. “The more time we give him the better.”
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