DeMarco Murray said it did cross his mind that he wouldn’t play again this year because it took him much longer than he expected to get over his sprained foot.
“Yeah, there was,” the Cowboys running back said Tuesday on KRLD 105.3 FM “The Fan” of the thought of not coming back. “After four or five weeks, I’m sitting there – it was feeling better after the first and second week, and after the third and fourth week, it kind of was at a stalemate. It felt the same.
“This past week is where I really turned the corner and it felt better. It was definitely a hard deal. It was something that I had to give time to heal.”
Murray missed six games since hurting the foot in the first half at Baltimore on Oct. 14.
Murray said he missed four weeks more than he thought he would.
“I didn’t think I would miss but a week or two at the most,” he said. “After four or five weeks, the sixth week, it was hard. It was a very frustrating deal. Tried to stay positive and keep my head in the Bible and continue to strive to get better.”
Murray came back on Sunday against Philadelphia and carried 23 times and caught four passes.
Asked by the show hosts how he was feeling and what part of his body hurt most after the 27 touches on Sunday, Murray said, “Just my entire body after not feeling contact for six weeks. Feels like you’ve been in a car crash. It’s a good feeling, though. I actually like it, as weird as that sounds.”
-- Carlos Mendez