Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager said after the loss to the Lions last week that DeMarco Murray, who has been nursing a sprained MCL for a couple weeks now, could have played in Detroit. Murray agrees, but doesn’t begrudge Jason Garrett’s decision to held him out as a precaution.
“I thought I was ready,” Murray said, per the Dallas Morning News. “I thought I was going to go. It was [Garrett’s] choice. He made a good call, what’s best for this team and for myself.”
That said, Murray is chomping at the bit to get back on the field this Sunday at noon, when the Minnesota Vikings come to AT&T Stadium.
“I’m feeling better,” Murray said. “Feel like I can contribute at a high level and help this team win.”
Murray’s friend from the University of Oklahoma, the Vikes’ Adrian Peterson, knows well how frustrating injuries can be. He underwent surgery to repair a torn ACL in December of 2011, only to return in 2012 and win the AP NFL MVP Award.
“I’m sure it can be frustrating,” Peterson said. “But like I told him before, you just got to try to do what you can do to take care of your body and not beat yourself up mentally, harping on, ‘Dang, I can’t stay healthy. Here I am, hurt again.’ You can’t beat yourself up over that. You just got to focus on the positives and get out there and play your game. He’ll be OK. He’ll bounce back. He’s strong.”
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