DeMarco Murray | RB | Dallas Cowboys
Posted: 5/28/2013 12:25pm et
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (hamstring) will miss another week of organized team activities this week with a hamstring injury.
Huddle Up: Red flags continue to abound with Murray, who has missed 9 games over his first 2 NFL seasons, including 6 this past year with a foot injury.
Posted: 2/17/2013 4:20pm et
Dallas Cowboys running backs coach Gary Brown said he believes RB DeMarco Murray can become an elite running back if he works on a few things. 'We all know that the injury bug has bit him a little bit. We have to keep him healthy, and he and I will work together to just refine some of his things and get him better. Obviously he is a good, talented runner. We just want to shine up some of his things and get him to be an elite runner,' Brown said.
Huddle Up: Murray has shown some definite ability -- including a 5.5 yards-per-carry average in 2012 -- in his first 2 NFL seasons, but, last time we looked, durability was fairly prominent part of a RB's job description, and Murray won't even get the chance to be judged elite or not until he can avoid the injury issues that have caused him to miss 9 games in 2 years.
Posted: 2/12/2013 12:57pm et
The Dallas Cowboys will likely not select a running back in the NFL Draft. Instead, the team will likely rely on RBs Lance Dunbar and Phillip Tanner to back up starting RB DeMarco Murray.
Huddle Up: If so, the 'Boys are putting a lot of eggs in Murray's basket after the RB missed 6 games due to a foot injury and only notched one 100-yard game -- and that came in the season opener.
Posted: 12/28/2012 7:38pm et
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (foot) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 28, and is listed as probable for Week 17.
Huddle Up: It's all hands on deck for the 'Boys on Sunday night in a win-or-miss-the-postseason showdown against the Skins, who allow the 11th-fewest fantasy points to opposing RBs.
Posted: 12/25/2012 8:25pm et
Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said RB DeMarco Murray must do a better job protecting the ball after fumbling in consecutive games. "We obviously have to get that corrected. Every week, you have to be good with the football," Garrett said, citing Murray's lost fumble at the Cowboys' 5-yard line against New Orleans as a miscue that cannot be repeated against Washington. "Ball security is critical."
Huddle Up: Murray's fantasy value of late has hinged on his ability to find the end zone -- something he did not do Sunday for the first time since his return in Week 13. His fantasy owners are banking on a reversal of fortune -- and a fumble-free game -- in Week 17's vital matchup against the Redskins.
Posted: 12/20/2012 7:08pm et
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (foot) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 20.
Huddle Up: Murray was back on the field after sitting out Wednesday, and his owners now will hope for a similar progression Friday.
Posted: 12/19/2012 7:18pm et
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (foot) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 19.
Huddle Up: It's early in the week, but Murray owners should be on heightened alert with the RB having accounted for at least 75 total yards and a TD in each of his past 3 games.
Posted: 12/8/2012 5:22pm et
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (foot) could receive a similar workload in Week 14 that he had in Week 13 despite being limited in practice this week. He carried the ball 23 times in Week 13 and caught four passes.
Huddle Up: Murray finished with 102 total yards and a TD last week in his return to action and his fantasy owners are hoping for similar production versus the Bengals, who surrender the 10th most fantasy points to opposing RBs.
Posted: 12/6/2012 2:25pm et
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (foot) returned to practice Thursday, Dec. 6.
Huddle Up: No worries for Murray's fantasy owners as the RB simply had the precautionary Wednesday off. Murray made a big-time splash with his comeback last Sunday night following a 6-game absence with 102 total yards and a TD.
Posted: 12/5/2012 1:59pm et
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (foot) missed practice Wednesday, Dec. 5; however, it might be more of a precaution than anything else. The Cowboys are being careful with Murray's health as the team enters the late stages of the season.
Huddle Up: It is only Wednesday, so do not read too much into this one. Murray looked great in his first action back from injury last week, albeit it was against the fading Eagles. He should be fine, but keep an eye on his status this week.
Posted: 12/3/2012 11:18am et
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray returned to the lineup in Week 13 against the Philadelphia Eagles after missing the past six games. He finished with 83 yards on 23 carries and one touchdown.
Huddle Up: So much for "limited"; Murray handled 27 touches out of the Dallas backfield to Felix Jones' seven, producing 109 yards and a touchdown. Looks like he's regained feature back status in Dallas, at least until his next injury.
Posted: 11/30/2012 2:48pm et
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said RB DeMarco Murray (foot) looks ready to return in Week 13.
Huddle Up: Finally. Those fantasy owners who patiently waited Murray out and managed to stay in contention, you will be rewarded this weekend. Murray has a nice matchup against the Eagles, though he might not have a huge game because this is his first week back from the injury.
Posted: 11/29/2012 3:26pm et
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (foot) took part in practice Thursday, Nov. 29. Murray left practice briefly but returned and participated in drills with teammates. The chances of Murray (playing in Week 13 look good, according to a team trainer.
Huddle Up: Murray has missed 6 consecutive games, but listening to all the chatter coming out of the Lone Star State of late, it sounds as if that streak won't grow to 7. What Murray is -- or isn't -- able to do in Friday's practice likely will be the determining factor.
Posted: 11/28/2012 1:03pm et
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (foot) is in shoulder pads and taking part in resistance training during practice Wednesday, Nov. 28.
Huddle Up: This is good news if you have managed to stay afloat with Murray out of commission, but we still do not know how far off he is from playing. If he still hasn't participated in a full practice by the end of the week, he will likely be out on Sunday.
Posted: 11/27/2012 10:12am et
The Dallas Cowboys plan to have RB DeMarco Murray at practice sometime this week, but there's no guarantee he plays in Week 13.
Huddle Up: Murray has one of those lingering sprained foot injuries that always seem to take a month-plus to clear up. If he gets a full week of practice in he could certainly be considered useable against a reeling Philly defense.
Posted: 11/26/2012 10:42pm et
Dallas Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones is not ruling out the possibility of RB DeMarco Murray (foot) being able to play Week 13.
Huddle Up: Fantasy owners have gotten used to making other RB plans with Murray having been sidelined since Week 6, and most likely aren't holding a starting spot open this week, either, with the the fantasy playoffs looming.
Posted: 11/21/2012 1:28pm et
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (foot) was not on the field during the media portion of practice Wednesday, Nov. 21, and appears headed to missing his sixth straight game in Week 12.
Huddle Up: With Felix Jones injured as well, Phillip Tanner and Lance Dunbar look to carry the load. Hopefully Murray will be back soon, lest his fantasy owners be crushed by the Darren McFadden factor.
Posted: 11/19/2012 7:00pm et
Dallas Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said he does not think RB DeMarco Murray (foot) will be able to play Week 12.
Huddle Up: If Murray is indeed out, it'll be the 6th straight games he's missed. In the meantime, Felix Jones has emerged as a solid fantasy starter, scoring in 3 of the past 4 contests.
Posted: 11/16/2012 12:19pm et
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray did not practice again Friday, Nov. 16.
Huddle Up: Murray remains sidelined with a foot injury. Looks like Felix Jones will get the carries this week against Cleveland.
Posted: 11/15/2012 12:11pm et
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray said there is still a chance he could play in the team's Week 11 game. "This is the best I've felt mentally coming in after working out," Murray said. "I feel good." Murray did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 14, but was dressed in shorts and helmets along with the rest of his teammates.
Huddle Up: While Murray may be getting closer, indications remain that he'll sit and Felix Jones will handle most of the backfield work for the Cowboys this week.
Posted: 11/14/2012 3:13pm et
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (foot) will not practice Wednesday, Nov. 14, as he continues his rehab from a sprained foot, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Once again, Murray is looking more and more like the 2011 version of Darren McFadden. Once he returns he will be a good option, but don't hold your breath.
Posted: 11/12/2012 7:17pm et
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (foot) is not expected to play Week 11 because the team does not want him to return until he is 100 percent, and he is not there yet.
Huddle Up: Keep an eye on practices this week to be sure, but it's definitely not looking good if a proclamation already is being made. On the flip side, pencil in Felix Jones for anoither start after gaining 93 total yards and scoring a TD on 19 touches in Week 10.
Posted: 11/12/2012 11:56am et
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray said Sunday, Nov. 11, that he is hopeful of returning in Week 11 against the Cleveland Browns. He was trying to return in Week 10, but has not yet passed flexibility and strength tests to get cleared to play. "I'm hoping. We'll see. I need to pass these tests," Murray said.
Huddle Up: Murray reportedly told teammates on the sidelines that he would be back in the lineup in Week 11, but until he gets medical clearance it's just talk.
Posted: 11/9/2012 7:43pm et
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (foot) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 9, and has been ruled out for Week 10.
Huddle Up: Start Felix Jones if you need to as Murray will miss a fourth straight game.
Posted: 11/7/2012 3:55pm et
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (foot) is getting closer to returning from a sprained left foot. For the first time since suffering the injury Oct. 14, Murray was preparing for some rehab work during the open media portion of practice Wednesday, Nov. 7. It's doubtful Murray will play in Week 10 at this point, however.
Huddle Up: This is starting to look like last year's Darren McFadden saga. It's nice to know Murray is progressing, but this has been slow-going. There is not much owners can do but sit on their hands; if you haven't already made a move to mitigate Murray's loss, it might be too late.
Posted: 11/6/2012 12:05pm et
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray isn't expected to play in Week 10.
Huddle Up: Murray has been sidelined by a foot injury. Last week the Cowboys used a job share in their backfield, splitting carries between Felix Jones and Lance Dunbar; if that's the route they take again, tough to trust either to produce anything of fantasy value.
Posted: 11/2/2012 2:49pm et
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (foot) will not play in Week 9.
Huddle Up: As expected, Murray will be out again this week. What will make things interesting is whether or not Felix Jones will be healthy. He has been battling injuries—surprise, surprise—meaning Phillip Tanner could get a bigger workload. Tanner might have some flex value if Jones cannot play, but he has not been terribly effective when given opportunities this season.
Posted: 11/1/2012 12:09pm et
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray said he is feeling better despite missing practice Wednesday, Oct. 31. "We're moving in the right direction," Murray said of his rehab.
Huddle Up: Murray has been sidelined with a foot injury, and the expectation is that he won't be ready for the Cowboys' Week 9 game either. That would leave Felix Jones as the Dallas starter, with Phillip Tanner the backup plan. None of the above sounds like the most prudent fantasy option this week.
Posted: 10/31/2012 10:40pm et
Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (foot) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 31.
Huddle Up: Murray's bid to avoid missing a third straight game is not off to a good start as the RB sat out the first practice of the week. Monitor the situation but be prepared to go to your bench again in Week 9 if you own Murray.
Posted: 10/29/2012 12:00pm et
Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said he believes RB DeMarco Murray has a chance to play Week 9.
Huddle Up: Murray missed the Week 8 loss to the Giants with a foot sprain. After watching Felix Jones stumble his way to 19 yards on 13 carries this may simply be wishful thinking from Jerry, or Murray may be the rare running back whose foot sprain doesn't lead to an extended absence from the lineup. Smart money is on the former.
Posted: 10/24/2012 12:53pm et
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (foot) will not practice Wednesday, Oct. 24, and is not expected to play Week 8.
Huddle Up: Better for the Cowboys to get Murray healthy than to risk aggravating his injury, but this is bad news for Murray owners who were unfortunate enough to not have Felix Jones. Keep murray on that bench until he practices.
Posted: 10/22/2012 5:43pm et
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (foot) is unlikely to be ready for the team�s Week 8 game.
Huddle Up: He will be missed in a pivotal divisional game. Felix Jones and Philip Tanner likely plug & play options
Posted: 10/22/2012 12:13pm et
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray will have more tests on his sprained left foot Monday, Oct. 22.
Huddle Up: Isn't this how it started for Darren McFadden last season? Just sayin'. Felix Jones may be more than just a one-year fix, and after he got nicked last week (shocker!) Phillip Tanner enters the picture as well.
Posted: 10/16/2012 2:31pm et
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (foot) will not play in Week 7 against the Carolina Panthers. However, the team expects CB Morris Claiborne (knee) to return. Claiborne suffered a left knee injury in Week 6 but was able to return to the field in the fourth quarter. Murray could miss a few weeks, but he isn't dealing with a season-ending injury.
Huddle Up: The Cowboys got their ground game cranked up in Week 6 against the Ravens, but now their lead back will be MIA in a tasty matchup against the Panthers, who rank 28th in terms of fantasy points allowed to opposing backs. Backups Felix Jones and Phillip Tanner are definitely worth a look if they're on your league's waiver wire.
Posted: 10/15/2012 4:02pm et
Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray�s (foot) MRI results show he has a foot sprain and could miss the team�s Week 7 game.
Huddle Up: Not as bad as it could have been so a big sigh of relief for Murray owners. Phillip Tanner and Felix Jones will garner some waiver wire interest this week with the byes in full effect.
Posted: 10/15/2012 11:25am et
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray said following Week 6 he tried to go back into the game after suffering a foot injury but the team would not let him. "That was their decision to pull me out," Murray said. "It's a long season. It's only one game, so I have to do what's best for the team."
Huddle Up: X-rays following the game turned out to be negative, which is positive, but the initial diagnosis is a foot sprain. And far too often, "foot sprains" turn into significant issues for running backs. Hold your cards on Murray, and keep Felix Jones on speed dial.
Posted: 10/14/2012 6:37pm et
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (foot) left in the third quarter of the team's Week 6 game because of a sprained foot and did not return. X-rays of the foot were negative, and he's expected to undergo an MRI today.
Huddle Up: With the Cowboys gashing the Ravens for 227 rushing yards, Murray was on his way to a big day. He was forced to settle, though, for 93 yards on 14 carries and a catch for 4 yards. Backup Felix Jones had 92 rushing yards and a catch for 13 yards.
Posted: 10/4/2012 12:11pm et
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray has more runs for zero or negative yards (11) than gains of five or more yards (six) over the last three weeks. Murray has just 106 yards on the ground since rushing for 131 yards on 20 carries in Week 1. There are several reasons for the struggles. The play of the offensive line has been inconsistent and still trying to jell. The addition of FB Lawrence Vickers was supposed to enhance the run game, but he has been inconsistent. Defenses have been stacking the line of scrimmage with eight- and nine-man fronts. And finally, the Cowboys have been trailing often in recent weeks, which has forced them to go to the pass more often, limiting the opportunity for Murray to get going.
Huddle Up: The Cowboys have talked of throwing to Murray more in order to get him going, which would be a boon to his fantasy value. Otherwise Murray is just the latest in a long line of next big things in the Dallas backfield that have failed to pan out, primarily because when push comes to shove the Cowboys are a passing team.
Posted: 9/5/2012 1:19pm et
The Dallas Cowboys are 5-0 when RB DeMarco Murray gets at least 20 carries in a game.
Huddle Up: Hopefully the Cowboys know this for Murray owners' sakes. If Murray is running well enough and the Cowboys are close to merit 20-plus carries for the second-year back, he should be in for a fantastic fantasy output.
Posted: 9/4/2012 2:38pm et
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (wrist) practiced in full Tuesday, Sept. 4, and is probable for Week 1. The same goes for WRs Dez Bryant (knee) and Miles Austin (hamstring).
Huddle Up: Unlike TE Jason Witten, feel free to roll with these Cowboys in your Week 1 fantasy lineups.
Posted: 9/2/2012 7:15pm et
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (wrist) fully participated in practice Sunday, Sept. 2 as did Dallas WRs Dez Bryant (knee) and Miles Austin (hamstring).
Huddle Up: Barring any setbacks over the next few days, it looks like Tony Romo and the Cowboys will have most of their weapons against the Giants. TE Jason Witten remains a big question mark, but everyone else is getting a fantasy green light for now.
Posted: 7/7/2012 12:32pm et
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray had five games with 20 or more carries last season, the most for any running back since head coach Jason Garrett became offensive coordinator in 2007. Murray also became the first back under Garrett to have four consecutive games with 20 or more carries.
Huddle Up: Murray came on the scene in October and was a workhorse for a good stretch. Then in Week 14 he suffered a fractured ankle when Giants DE Dave Tollefsen landed on Murray's leg. Technically the injury didn't have to do with wearing down, it was just an awkward tackle. It is worth noting, however, that in his first four starts he averaged 8.0 yards per carry. In the next three games leading up to the injury Murray averaged 3.4.
Posted: 6/26/2012 4:43am et
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (ankle) said Monday, June 25, that he is healthy and will have no training camp limitations. He suffered a broken ankle in a game in December.
Huddle Up: Team doctors cleared Murray for full activity back in mid-May and he was reportedly running and cutting full-speed at least a month before that. He's fine.