Cowboys starting running back DeMarco Murray told reporters this week that he plans on making his OTAs debut on Wednesday after missing the entire first week of workouts with a hamstring issue, and doesn’t expect the injury to affect him long-term.
“I just kind of tweaked it a little bit so I’m just trying to be smart about it,” Murray said, per the Dallas Morning News. “I’m taking it slow and not trying to push it. We don’t have a game this weekend, so I’m trying to make sure I’m smart and let this thing heal up.”
Head coach Jason Garrett is taking a similar approach, pointing out that while he’d obviously like to have Murray out there, it’s still only May.
Despite evidence to the contrary over his first two seasons--he’s missed nine games sue to injuries in that span--Murray rejects the notion that he’s injury prone, even going so far as to make a bold prediction for 2013 (a prediction that makes us want to knock on some wood).
“I am going to play all 16 this year,” Murray said. “I’m excited. It’s going to be a great year for us.”
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