Thursday, November 22, 2012
Jerry Jones more pessimistic about DeMarco Murray
By Todd Archer
ARLINGTON, Texas -- DeMarco Murray missed his sixth straight game because of a sprained left foot, and Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones is not sure when or if the running back will return.
“We can’t get a prognosis that another week’s rest will do anything,” Jones said after Thursday’s 38-31 loss. “It’s all depending on how he pushes off.”
Murray suffered the injury Oct. 14 at Baltimore and has been on the practice field only three times since and that was just for rehab. He said prior to the Cleveland game there would be a chance he would see action soon but didn’t.
The hope is that he will return Dec. 2 against Philadelphia, but coach Jason Garrett made reference to Murray’s “slow progress” Wednesday.
Despite missing six games, Murray was only passed as the team’s leading rusher Thursday when Felix Jones picked up 14 yards on six carries. Jones has 335 yards on the ground to Murray’s 330.