Injury prone starting running back DeMarco Murray saw his first OTA cut short on Tuesday after suffering a hamstring injury. Head coach Jason Garrett didn’t get into any specifics after the session, but said the team will proceed with caution so as not to force the issue with Murray or anyone else.
“We don’t want to put any of those guys in a situation where they’re going to take a backwards step,” Garrett said, per the Dallas Morning News. “Obviously you want them all out there, going 100 miles an hour. But you have to understand it is May 21, this is OTA 1, and we have a long way to go. So we’ll take a conservative approach.”
The good news: Garrett continued to say of Murray, “We anticipate to see him in the next few practices.”
Murray’s rookie season was cut short by a fractured ankle, and he missed six games a season ago with ligament damage in his foot. Dallas picked up Oklahoma State running back Joseph Randle in the fifth round of the 2013 draft to back up and play alongside the starter.
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