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November 05, 2012

Garrett says Murray still must hit recovery standards to be cleared to practice

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said he’s anxious for leading rusher DeMarco Murray (330 yards, 4.4 avg.) to return to the lineup after missing the last three games with a sprained foot. But Murray has not passed all the incremental thresholds of recovery required by team trainers, clouding his status for Sunday’s game at Philadelphia.

“He has to be able to 10 times go up and down on his toes. Then, he has to be able to hop on his foot by itself without any pain. Then, he has to be able to jog,” Garrett said. “All that kind of stuff … before he can even practice. He’s passed a couple of thresholds. Not all of them.”

Garrett said he is hopeful Murray could practice later this week. His presence has been missed during consecutive losses in which the Cowboys rushed for 19 yards (Giants) and 65 yards (Falcons).

 “If you look at the games that he’s played, we’ve had a lot of success running the football and that’s helped our football team,” Garrett said.



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This team needs to start facing reality head on and not turn their heads to it. Murray is one injury away from having the "injury prone" label slapped on him as a Cowboy. The next one that costs him miltiple games, we gotta move on. Felix Jones (for other reasons)should be off the team by now. We stick with guys far too long. I have a feeling this will happen with Murray, and it shouldnt.

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