With all the doom and gloom over the surgery that is holding out Tony Romo from the OTA’s, perhaps Dallas Cowboys fans are worrying more about the hamstring of DeMarco Murray. The sore hamstring kept Murray out of last week’s practices, and again today, but Murray believes he will be able to workout with his teammates tomorrow.
According to Rowan Kavner of Dallascowboys.com, Murray said he should be able to get some practice in tomorrow. By practice, Murray means actually working with the team during drills and not with the trainers off to the side. This contradicts an earlier report from ESPNDallas.com and we’ll all find out Wednesday when the Cowboys hit the practice field.
As always with Murray it remains to be seen what will happen. There is no guarantee he can get on the field tomorrow and there is no real reason for the Cowboys starting running back to be in any rush to practice in OTA’s. Just like I mentioned with Tony Romo last year, there is no need to have DeMarco Murray practicing in May. He needs to be fully healthy and ready to go in August and September so being overly cautious is a good thing for Murray.
Murray’s injury history makes it understandable for Cowboys fans to panic over his sitting out of practice but rushing back before he’s ready to do so could cause an even bigger injury. In the grand scheme of things there is way too much overreaction going on with Cowboys fans and Murray’s injury status in May.
It appears as though tomorrow is a big day for DeMarco Murray, well, about as big as it can get for a player in an OTA session.