The league’s leading rusher, Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray is trying his hardest to be ready for Sunday with a surgically repaired hand.
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Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray may not make it to Sunday’s game against the Indianapolis Colts because of his injury, but it won’t be for lack of trying.
Murray was able to take part in individual drills and coach Jason Garrett said that the team hopes to keep ramping things up as Sunday draws closer.
“He has to get something out of each day,” Garrett said before practice Wednesday, via the team’s website. “Today we don’t anticipate him practicing much but he’s got to move around and get himself physically ready to play in this game. As we go, we’ll see how functional he is – how he can hold the ball, hold it under duress, catch the ball, block do all the things necessary to be ready to play. We’ll try to ease him into drills and practice as the week goes on.”
Murray injured a bone in his hand in Sunday’s win over the Philadelphia Eagles and got it surgically repaired on Monday. He may not be physically able to carry the football properly by Sunday’s game against the Colts.
With 1,687 rushing yards on the season, Murray is less than 100 yards away from setting the Cowboys single-season rushing record.