Just two days after undergoing surgery to repair a broken bone in his left hand, Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray was at practice on Wednesday.

And while it was in a limited capacity, this is most definitely good news for a Cowboys team that desperately needs Murray to play through the injury if it hopes to capture the NFC East title and earn a spot in the playoffs.

Most everybody around the football world figured Murray would miss the Cowboys Week 16 game against the Indianapolis Colts. Though, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones sounded optimistic earlier in the week.

As it relates to Murray’s practicing schedule, head coach Jason Garrett had this to say.

He (Murray) has to get something out of each day,” Garrett said via the team’s official website prior to Wednesday’s practice. “Today we don’t anticipate him practicing much but he’s got to move around and get himself physically ready to play in this game. As we go, we’ll see how functional he is – how he can hold the ball, hold it under duress, catch the ball, block do all the things necessary to be ready to play. We’ll try to ease him into drills and practice as the week goes on.

While it’s still unknown whether Murray will suit up on Sunday, this is some good news for the Cowboys. The MVP candidate has tallied nearly 2,100 total yards and 11 scores through 14 games.

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