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Saturday, December 8, 2012
DeMarco Murray could see another heavy workload

By Calvin Watkins

IRVING, Texas -- In his first game back from a sprained foot that cost him six games, Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray carried the ball 23 times for 83 yards. Murray also caught four passes for 19 yards in the Cowboys' 38-33 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles last week.

Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals, Murray might get another heavy workload despite being limited in practices this week at Valley Ranch.

But the Cowboys will continue to monitor Murray, who is still wearing three plates in his shoes, even when he's walking around in street clothes.

"We'll just take it day by day," coach Jason Garret said. "We felt like coming out of that ballgame, the way he felt, early on in the week was the right thing to do to not practice him."

Murray didn't practice Wednesday, causing a stir because some thought he suffered a setback, but the Cowboys were just being cautious with his health and then allowing him to participate on the back end of the week.

It's something that might happen for the rest of the season.