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August 15, 2012

DeMarco Murray wants more action in preseason, not worried about injury risk

Running back DeMarco Murray had just two carries and played just one series in the preseason opener against the Raiders.

He is looking for more work and more action in the second preseason game against the Chargers Saturday.

“I didn’t even get to get my feet wet last game,” Murray said. “But Coach Garrett is a great coach. He definitely understands what’s necessary for the team, and I didn’t question him at all. But, I’m definitely looking forward to this game and getting more reps.”

Murray understands that Garrett limited his and the rest of the starters' time in the game because of injury risk. Still that didn't prevent tight end Jason Witten from suffering a lacerated spleen, sidelining him for the preseason.

But he said injuries are part of the game and he can't worry about that. He just wants more work.

“You can’t think about that,” Murray said. “I have to be out there. I want to be out there to work hard and compete at a high level. So you just can’t worry about those things.”

The starters could go a full quarter against the Chargers on Satruday before the official dress rehearsal for the season against the Rams in the home preseason opener Aug. 25 when they could play into the third quarter.

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