Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones says DeMarco Murray could play Sunday despite undergoing hand surgery on Monday.
Jones made the comments on 105.3 FM in Dallas.
Murray broke the fourth metacarpal in his left hand during the fourth quarter of Sunday night’s 38-27 Cowboys victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.
The team has not ruled Murray out for Sunday’s game, and Jones said that it is likely that Murray, the league’s leading rusher, will be a game-time decision. Murray has rushed for 1,687 yards and leads the NFL in carries and rushing touchdowns.
“I don’t think we’d have to see him practice,” Jones said. “I think it’s more a question of the condition of the hand at game time and what we can do to protect it. I think it’s one of those that you’d like to wait and see how he’s feeling just right before the game.”
If Murray is not able to play, Joseph Randle (237 yards, two touchdowns) will likely see the majority of the carries against the Colts.
“We all know the type of player and the type of year Murray is having,” Jones said. “On the other hand, I have thought that this is where we have arguably the best depth on the team…We’ve got some very good back up players here -- good insurance.”
The Cowboys have a one-game lead over the Eagles in the NFC East with two games remaining in the regular season.
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