With less than 100 yards to go for the Cowboys single-season rushing record, Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray won’t let a broken hand bone get in the way.
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Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray, the league’s leading rusher (by a very wide margin), has been medically cleared to play against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.
Murray injured his hand in the Cowboy’s road win over the Philadelphia Eagles that required immediate surgery for a broken bone, but was back in practice on Tuesday and limited all week. Even though he is listed as questionable for the game, R.J. White of CBSSports.com reports that “it would be surprising to not see him active Sunday.”
With a league-leading 1,687 rushing yards on a league-leading 351 carries this season, Murray needs only 313 rushing yards in the final two games to joined the elite 2,000 yard rushing club. While that would require an average of 175.5 yards/game over the final two games (a mark that he has only passed once this season) it seems unlikely that he will be able to join the exclusive club this season. However, he is more than capable of breaking the Dallas Cowboys single-season rushing record of 1,773 held by Hall of Fame RB Emmitt Smith – with only 86 more yards to go, he could easily shatter the record in this game or the next assuming he’s healthy.