With running back DeMarco Murray’s health in mind, the Dallas Cowboys have been bringing the starter along slowly this preseason. Through three exhibitions, Murray has just seven carries and 22 yards.
But on Friday night, the penultimate game of the preseason, Murray will see an increased workload.
"What we’ve tried to do is bump him up every week," said head coach Jason Garrett, per ESPN Dallas. "I don’t know that it's actually happened because (of) fewer plays with turnovers. But you want to get him feeling like he’s playing in a game, get a little lather, get knocked around a little bit, come back, play consecutive plays, get consecutive carries, all that stuff."
Murray has played in just 23 of the Cowboys’ 32 regular season games since being drafted out of Oklahoma in 2011. In his second season last year, he missed six games due to a foot injury but still managed to lead the team in rushing with 663 yards on 161 carries.
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