IRVING (105.3 THE FAN) — DeMarco Murray tells 105.3 The Fan that he’ll likely miss this week’s Dallas Cowboys OTAs due to being “precautionary’’ about a hamstring injury.
“It’s really nothing,’’ said Murray, who spent Tuesday at Valley Ranch doing resistance work on the sideline. “It’s a hamstring thing. Very minor, really just a precautionary thing.’’
Murray’s history with injuries is a reason for the club to take care here. He missed six games last year with a sprained foot and the year before as a rookie, his season was ruined by a fractured ankle. At Oklahoma and then in his first training camp with Dallas, he experienced some hamstring issues.
“We don’t want to put any of those guys in a situation where they’re going to take a backwards step,” coach Jason Garrett said. “Obviously you want them all out there, going 100 miles an hour. But you have to understand it is May 21, this is OTA 1, and we have a long way to go. So we’ll take a conservative approach.”
The Cowboys anticipate Murray will begin work next week, being as active as he’s been in recent days participating in the team’s charity Home Run Derby and in its corporate golf tournament.
“Oh, I had do those things,’’ Murray said, indicating that his ability to do so speaks to the lack of severity of the hamstring problem. “I had to support the good causes.’’
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