The return of DeMarco Murray in Week 9 is far from certain. Murrary has been hobbled with an injured foot and did not play in Sunday’s loss to the New York Giants.
“It seems like he’s moving around a little bit better,” Garrett said. “Again, that’s an injury you have to be patient with. We don’t want to rush him back then take any backward steps. We’ll see how he is day-by-day this week.”
Owner Jerry Jones said he spoke to Murrary and was encouraged that the running back has a chance to play Sunday night against the undefeated Atlanta Falcons.
Filling in for Murrary was Felix Jones. Jones managed just 19 yards on 13 attempts with a short touchdown. He also fumbled the ball late in the second half which led to a Giants field goal.
Another injury that could hurt the Cowboys offense against the Falcons is the right hip of wide receive Dez Bryant. Bryant was injured when he landed on his hip on a late Hail Mary pass against the Giants. While Bryant caught the ball his fingers touched out of bonds before he came down in the end zone. Bryant left the game briefly before returning for the last play of regulation. He was seen limping on the sideline and later in the locker room.
The Cowboys believe Bryant is just bruised. “We don’t think it’s that severe,” Garrett said.
Dez is averaging 6.8 catches for 77.2 yards with two touchdowns over his last five games.