Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett was encouraged by what he saw out of running back DeMarco Murray on Wednesday, when the team’s starting running back made his long-awaited return to the practice field at Valley Ranch after missing the past six games with a foot injury.
“We handed him the ball. We threw him the ball a little bit,” Garrett said, per the Dallas Morning News. “He looked pretty comfortable out there. We haven’t seen that in about a month-and-a-half.
“It was the first step back into it.”
The Cowboys have missed Murray plenty. Since suffering the injury in the loss to the Baltimore Ravens, the Dallas offense has put up 100 or more yards on the ground just once, in their first meeting with the Eagles.
“He brings something to our running game, there is no question about that,” Garrett said. “He’s a good runner. He typically makes more than what’s blocked and is able to run the ball inside and also outside.”
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