Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (finger) already back at practice

Todd Archer, Twitter - [Full Article]

Cowboys beat writer Todd Archer: DeMarco Murray in uniform on practice field but not expected to so much. Has extra protection on his left hand... Murray just caught a pass during pat and go warmups. Kinda used both hands to make the grab... Joseph Randle took the first team snaps in on air drills, not Murray... DeMarco Murray going through all of the individual drills.

Fantasy Impact: 

It looks as if Murray is on track to play in Week 16. His workload may be limited somewhat to avoid hits on that left hand, but he should be out there for fantasy owners. He should also be able to run to the right effectively, though his stiffarm in either direction may not be available. When he runs to the left, he may have to carry the ball in his right hand, increasing the likelihood of a fumble. The defense will certainly be aware of his injury and try to force a fumble. The Cowboys would be wise to utilize Joseph Randle in the running game and especially Lance Dunbar in the passing game since Murray's ability to catch the ball may be somewhat limited. But if he's active, he's pretty much a must-start given his production this season.

Filed Under: 2014, W16

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