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    MIAMI GARDENS, FL - OCTOBER 3: DeMarco Murray #7 of the Oklahoma Sooners gets tackled by Ray Ray Armstrong #26 and Vaughn Telemaque #7 of the Miami Hurricanes after getting first down in the second quarter of the game on October 3, 2009 at Landshark Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

    The big question about former Oklahoma superstar DeMarco Murray coming out of Norman was his durability.

    That was immediately brought into question again after the Cowboys drafted him with their second-round pick back in the spring as Murray missed the first month of training camp before making his debut on Tuesday.

    And boy, the reviews were pretty flattering.

    Sports Illustrated's Peter King, one of the most respected football writers in the country, was at practice. Said Murray was "impressive" on Twitter.

    Steven Coughlin of ESPN Radio on the EAST COAST, with full East Coast bias, said Murray will win NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year.

    So you get the picture, the guy was downright impressive.

    "It has been a long wait since the last time I played or practiced which was January," Murray told ESPNDallas. "I'm just excited to be here. I know what to do and I know where to go and things like that, I just need to get the reps in and I'll be fine."

    If that's true, the Cowboys could have a special backfield this season with Murray joining Felix Jones, who finally seems poised to breakout this season and be the man in the backfield. That's a scary, athletic combo, right there.