DeMarco Murray remains uncertain for Sunday

October, 29, 2012
10/29/12
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IRVING, Texas -- Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones expressed optimism regarding the health of starting running back DeMarco Murray following Sunday's loss to the New York Giants.

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The early indication from team officials is that Murray is uncertain for Sunday's game at Atlanta. He's missed the last two games with a sprained foot. He's not using a walking scooter to get around, but Murray might need another week to recover.

"We’ll just have to see," Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Monday afternoon. "It seems like he’s moving around a little bit better. 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."

Wide receiver Dez Bryant injured his hip while making what appeared to be a game-winning leaping touchdown catch in the late stages of the loss to the New York Giants. Replays overturned the catch. Bryant, who missed one play before returning, said he didn't know about his health status as he walked to the trainer's room Monday.

"Yeah, on that last play he landed on it," Garrett said. "He seemed to be limping around a little bit but we don’t think it’s that severe."

Inside linebacker Dan Connor, who started in place of Sean Lee, has a neck strain and his status for Sunday's game is undetermined.

Defensive end Sean Lissemore got the protective boot taken off his ankle Monday and he expects to do cardio work this week. Lissemore will need a few more weeks before returning.
Calvin Watkins joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He's covered the Cowboys since 2006 and also has covered colleges, boxing and high school sports.

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