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November 26, 2012

Stephen Jones: More hopeful than ever that DeMarco Murray is ready to return for Eagles game

Nothing has been set in stone, as running back DeMarco Murray has yet to return to practice. But the Cowboys are more hopeful than ever than will go against the Eagles after missing the past six games with a sprained foot.

"I don't know yet," Vice-president Stephen Jones said. "But I feel confident, more so that past weeks, absolutely."

The Cowboys clearly missed Murray, rushing for 85, 19, 65, 101, 63 and 35 yards in the six games in since his injury.

Coach Jason Garrett said Murray must pass a few thresholds before he will be cleared to play. They hope to get him in the practice for the first since his injury on Wednesday.

"We knew going in that he had the foot sprain," Garrett said. "What we had to do was be patient with him. A lot of different thresholds he had to get across before we get him out to practicing. He’s champing at the bit to play, and we just have to be patient with him and make sure he’s doing everything necessary before we put him in a situation to practice and then play in a ballgame. So hopefully that can happen this week."

 Clarence E. Hill Jr.

 

 

 

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