Despite breaking the fourth metacarpal in his left hand, DeMarco Murray has not been ruled out for the Cowboy's week 16 matchup against the Indianapolis Colts. The fourth metacarpal is the long bone in your hand that connects the base of the fourth finger to the wrist. Others with this injury who have required surgery include former Cowboys Emmitt Smith and Terrell Owens; both were available to play with just one week of rest following their surgeries (Owens had a bye week).
Luckily, Murray is right handed and primarily uses his right hand to carry the ball. If Murray can't play against the Colts, the Cowboys would turn to Joseph Randle and Lance Dunbar in the backfield. DeMarco Murray is the league's leading rusher this year, establishing career highs in both carries and yards with 351 and 1,687 respectively. Murray is currently on pace to beat Emmitt Smith's single-season Cowboy record of 1,773 yards which was set in 1995.
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