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Cowboys DeMarco Murray Participates In Wednesday Practice, Two Days After Surgery On His Hand

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He had surgery, and he practiced.

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Believe it or not, DeMarco Murray participated in today's practice for the Dallas Cowboys. How much he's actually participating is still unknown, but he was in uniform and running drills with the first team. Here's how the Dallas Morning News reported it:

Two days after DeMarco Murray had surgery to repair a broken bone in his left hand, he practiced with the team.

Murray went through drills with the first-team offense and the Cowboys' other running backs while wearing a padded glove. Murray fractured the fourth metacarpal bone.

Murray's status for Sunday's game against Indianapolis remains unknown, however.

I guess the Cowboys, and Murray, are serious about him possibly playing in Sunday's game against the ColtsTodd Archer at ESPN reports:

The Cowboys have not ruled Murray out of playing Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts, but Garrett said they would have to see him work in practice to make sure he can carry the ball under duress. He was wearing a pad on the top of his left hand during the portion of practice that was open to the media and took several handoffs from quarterback Brandon Weeden.

"I think we need to see something where there's a comfort level we all have and certainly a comfort level that he has," Garrett said. "Carrying the football is an important responsibility. You have to be able to do it. I think we all want to see it. I know he wants to see it, so we'll take it day by day and see how it progresses."

Since it was Wednesday, Tony Romo was not practicing, but that was expected. More troubling is the absence of tackle Doug Free and guard Zack Martin. Both linemen are dealing with ankle injuries and their status for the game is undetermined.

Rolando McClain also missed practice with an injury issue, and Josh Brent still isn't practicing with his bad calf. Linebacker Dekoda Watson was also out.

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