Hand Watch: DeMarco Murray at Practice, But Will He Play?

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VALLEY RANCH -- It’s all eyes on one hand.

Two days after surgery, Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray was back at practice Wednesday. But Coach Garrett wouldn’t say thumbs up or down for Sunday’s game against the Colts.

“We’re evaluating it day by day,” Garrett said. “We’ll see how functional he is holding the ball, holding it under duress, catching the ball, blocking.”

We gotta hand it to Murray, he looked good out there Wednesday. He even had a nice one-handed catch in practice.

“He’s had a great season, and he’s going to do everything he can to play,” said Cowboys QB Tony Romo.

Murray was rocking a protective wrap on his broken left hand for practice, and he’ll be working with the training staff to determine the best mix of protection and function.

“It’s an evolution and they will talk back and forth to hopefully find something he’s comfortable with,” said Garrett.

If the Cowboys win their final two games, the division in theirs. But lose one game and they could be out of the Playoffs altogether.

So, let's just say having the NFL’s leading rusher in the game would be a big help to taking the Cowboys to the promised land of the Playoffs.