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DeMarco Murray says he was well enough to play Lions, Brian Waters trying to make it out in one piece

10/29/13 in NFL   |   BrianMaddock   |   1429 respect

FanIQ | Sports Rumors, Gossip, Blogs, News & Discussion ForumsDallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray said that he felt well enough to play the game against Lions on Sunday but ultimately he did not play the game. Coach Jason Garrett said that it was the coaching staffs decision to keep DeMarco out for another game.
 
“Well, we decided after the week of practice that he wasn’t going to be well enough to play. He worked hard the last week to get himself back,” Garrett said. “He tried to practice Wednesday and Thursday. He practiced most rigorously Friday. At the end of practice, we just decided he wasn’t quite right.”
 
The Cowboys were eager to play Murray because he is the best running back that they have. Now they are predicting that he will have recovered sufficiently to play the game against Minnesota Viking the coming Sunday. Without him against the Lions, there was a visible downfall in the Cowboys running game. They only managed to get 26 carries for 62 yards. The Lions ended the game with a touchdown.
 
Garrett said they might have been able to delay the game longer if they had played a bit better.
 
“We probably would’ve been able to take the clock down to somewhere in the 20s before they would get it back and have to go 80 yards and score a touchdown with 20 or so seconds to go,” he said. “I don’t want to be critical of a player right here, but the design of the play was to stick it up in there and get what you can get.”
 
Cowboys guard Brian Waters is still out for an indefinite time. He is a one man injury report with injured ribs, triceps and left knee. Waters was indeed in a very bad shape after the match. He said that he was for now concentrating on making out of Detroit in one piece. Even though he initially went out of the field due to injured knee, his return spelled even worse luck when he injured his ribs and triceps. Initial MRIs show that the knee is less injured as compared to his triceps and ribs, which may be in serious condition.
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