DeMarco Murray: Latest Injury Update for Cowboys RB

Nick KostoraContributor IIINovember 29, 2012

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 23:  DeMarco Murray #29 of the Dallas Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium on September 23, 2012 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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DeMarco Murray is inching ever closer to playing his first game since Week 6 of the NFL season. 

The Dallas Cowboys running back has been working to battle back from a sprained right foot that has kept him from even touching the practice field since the injury.


DeMarco Murray is finally back at practice

— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) November 28, 2012


Murray did get some limited work in on Wednesday before going through a full practice schedule on Thursday. Head coach Jason Garrett has still not released Murray's status for Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles, but the odds are good that he will be able to play.


'All signs point to' Demarco Murray playing

— Rotoworld Football (@Rotoworld_FB) November 29, 2012


Garrett did note that Murray "looked pretty comfortable out there" at practice Wednesday, per the Dallas Morning News and it is well known that the Cowboys are desperate to get him back on the field.

While Murray was only average before the injury, gaining 330 yards on 75 carries with two touchdowns, his replacements have been terrible. Dallas ranks dead last in the NFL, averaging 78 yards rushing per game.

Felix Jones has rushed for 321 yards and three touchdowns in seven games since assuming the starting role. His highest output was for 92 yards and a touchdown against the Ravens in Week 6, but he has failed to gain more than 71 yards in any other contest.

Murray will be a critical piece for Dallas as the team makes its playoff push and attempts to retain some sort of offensive balance.