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October 31, 2012

DeMarco Murray's sprained left foot could keep him out another week

All signs point to running back DeMarco Murray missing another week with a sprained left foot. Murray hasn't been on the field since being injured in the Oct. 14 game against the Ravens.

He was not at practice Wednesday.

Murray was dressed in street clothes, wearing tennis shoes, in the locker room. He did not offer much on how his foot is healing.

"Wait and see," Murray said when asked if he would play Sunday.

Executive vice president Stephen Jones said Wednesday the Cowboys are being cautious with Murray's injury.

“On some of these injuries, if you push them, all you do is set them back,” Jones said during his weekly radio appearance on 105.3 The Fan [KRLD-FM]. “You might get them out there for 10 plays, and then he gets out there, and he’s looking down, and it’s just not quite holding up. So, you really got to make sure, especially at these skilled spots — running back or receiver or corner — that they’re really ready to go. We’ve had DeMarco in a boot for two weeks, on crutches. Now he’s getting out of that. But he’s a tough guy and no one wants to be out there more than him. But we just can’t afford to put him out there if he’s not going to be 110 (percent).”

Murray has missed five of a possible 23 games in his two NFL seasons. He ended his rookie season on injured reserve with a fractured right ankle.

Murray has 1,227 career yards, with a 5.1 per carry average. The Cowboys are 7-0 in the games Murray has carried 18 or more times.

"His only issue so far has just been staying healty," Jones said.

The Cowboys struggled to run the ball against the Giants, who were committed to stopping the run. They had 19 yards on 17 carries. They gained 85 yards on 31 carries the previous week against the Panthers.

Felix Jones left the Carolina game early with a bruised knee and was not 100 percent against the Giants.

-- Charean Williams

 

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