Dallas Cowboys feature back DeMarco Murray did everything he could to make an early return for last week’s game against the Detroit Lions, and Murray was somehow able to participate in practice throughout the week despite spraining his MCL in Week 6. It looked like Murray was going to be a go for the Lions game, but Jason Garrett and the Cowboys trainers decided that it was best to hold out Murray. He admitted yesterday that the decision was best, and that came on the heels of Cowboys owner Jerry Jones stating that Murray could have played on Sunday.
I agree that the Cowboys did what was best for Murray, who may have felt too much pressure to come back soon and try to shed that “injury-prone” label. Murray pushed himself too hard to return, and it would have been extremely unrealistic to expect him to return just two weeks after spraining his MCL against the Washington Redskins. Kudos to the Cowboys for making the right call on Murray, but he certainly looked prepared to slog through the contest before he was ruled inactive on Sunday.
Per FOX Sports Southwest’s Jon Machota, DeMarco Murray is “ready” to play at a “high level”, “I’m feeling better. Feel like I can contribute at a high level and help this team win.”
The Cowboys face the Minnesota Vikings this week, so it honestly won’t be hard for the Cowboys to notch a “W” against a team that can’t stop the pass or throw the football effectively themselves.