DeMarco Murray may be “dying to get out there” as he says but the Dallas Cowboys running back is cautioning everyone.
“We’ll see,” Murray said. “We’ll see. I don’t know. We’ll see how it goes.”
Murray has missed the last four games because of a sprained foot. The second year running back has been out since the Oct. 14 game against Baltimore. Dallas is averaging just 85.3 yards per game on the ground.
Asked on his weekly radio show about the status of Murray, Cowboys owner and general manager, Jerry Jones said “We don’t know.” Jones said that the Cowboys will continue to monitor him “and see what we’ve got. He’s a physical running back. (With a) foot situation, you want it to … be very comfortable for him to make his cuts. And that’s the key word, cut. Hes got a little different perspective from other positions, and all of that has to be right there.”
If Murray is unable to play on Sunday then Felix Jones will again start at running back. The Cowboys opponent, Cleveland is 27th in the NFL against the run suggesting that whoever carries the ball is in for a good day.
Jones ran the ball 14 times for 74 yards against Philadelphia. Lance Dunbar was the only other member of the Cowboys with significant carries, he ran 6 times for 20 yards.
Following their game with Cleveland, Dallas will quickly turn around and play against the Washington Redskins on Thanksgiving Day. After which the Cowboys will have nine days off before their next game.