DMN: Not so fast, Jerry: Injured RB DeMarco Murray hints that playing Sunday is a possibility

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  1. jobberone

    jobberone Let's go fishing Staff Member

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    BARRY HORN

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    bhorn@dallasnews.com

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    IRVING — The day after Jerry Jones seemed to assure that the Cowboys would be without an injured DeMarco Murray when they visit the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, the Cowboys’ leading rusher indicated the team owner/general manager may have spoken prematurely.

    “I feel good,” Murray said Wednesday in the Cowboys’ locker room. “I did some running today. I am just taking it day-by-day and progressing, and [I’ll] see how I feel later on the week, before the game.”

    Murray sprained the medial collateral ligament in his left knee during the second quarter of Sunday night’s 31-16 victory over the Washington Redskins. He did not return. He did not participate in Wednesday’s first practice of the week.

    Said Jones on Tuesday: We’ll miss [Murray] certainly this coming week, and then we’ll see from there.”

    Still, Murray insisted he would play if he feels “comfortable.”

    http://www.dallasnews.com/sports/da...ints-that-playing-sunday-is-a-possibility.ece
  2. CowboyStar88

    CowboyStar88 Well-Known Member

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    Seems to be a bit if desperation on Murray's part. If he can injury further why play? Just let the rook and Tanner carry the duties this week. Let us see what we've got there.
  3. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler

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    Would be a mistake to let him play. One wrong twist or torque and he is finito for the year.
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  4. jobberone

    jobberone Let's go fishing Staff Member

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    He has to have a Grade I sprain. These are not that much at risk for getting worse. He'd have to suffer the same injury to the point of tearing the MCL. At present this is probably microscopic tear(s). This is a matter of function and pain. If he can run and cut properly without significant pain then he can play. Personally, I'd sit him at least another week. But then none of us are there and know the full story.
  5. bark

    bark Well-Known Member

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    So you're telling me jerry may have had another premature enuciation?
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  6. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler

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    Don't most grade I sprains take 1-2 weeks to heal? Grade II 3-4? As far as I know, there is nothing to be administered to speed up that process, just rest. Murray isn't exactly an ironman, so I still think it is a bad idea to let him play :cool:
  7. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Maybe Murray saw what happened when someone got a chance to take Austin's place for a couple of games.
  8. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    I think that this is all showmanship. I don't believe Murray will go this weekend but it does no harm to have Philly prepare to defend against him. Still, I doubt he goes.
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  9. jobberone

    jobberone Let's go fishing Staff Member

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    We don't really disagree. A I is microscopic and is diagnosed with symptoms and signs. IIs can be seen but most likely you go by serial exams and symptoms over time. IIIs generally are seen on tests and are just significantly worse than IIs. IVs often need surgery. I suspect he won't play for another week or two. But we'll see. Some are back in a week. Not many though.
  10. DC Cowboy

    DC Cowboy Well-Known Member

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    I actually got the chance to work with Meggett, whom we just signed, last year b/c I coached his younger the brother the last two years in lil league football. He is a good dude and we actually laughed last year when I told him he needs to play for Dallas.
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  11. Sarge

    Sarge Red, White and brew... Staff Member

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    lol - I was seriously thinking the same thing.
  12. Rack Bauer

    Rack Bauer Federal Agent

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    Cuz it's an important division game?

    If he can play, he should play.
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  13. starfrombirth

    starfrombirth Well-Known Member

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    Sure there is... HGH... I kid.. I kid!
  14. ohiocowboysfan25

    ohiocowboysfan25 Active Member

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    What is the advantage to Dallas by Jerry coming out and saying that Murray is out? I hate how he comes out and lets the opp know what's going on so they don't have to worry about game planning for him.
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  15. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    Would be dumb to play him.


    It's October. Rest and let the healthy guy play.
  16. ufcrules1

    ufcrules1 Well-Known Member

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    Ah, I was a out to post the same thing. First common sense post on this topic. No way Murray plays in this game. They just want Philly to have to game plan either way.
  17. ufcrules1

    ufcrules1 Well-Known Member

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    Exactly, Jerry always does this.
  18. erod

    erod Well-Known Member

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    When you watch the injury, nothing twisted or bent in a particularly noticeable way. It looks to be a very minor sprain.

    I'll be they hold him a week to be sure, but he'll be playing in Detroit for sure.
  19. Hoov

    Hoov Senior Member

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    This is exactly what i am thinking
  20. KDM256

    KDM256 Active Member

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    Nothing is more frustrating than seeing this guy Murray getting injured year in and year out. One season is all I ask

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