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DeMarco Murray Will Miss Time With Hamstring Injury

DeMarco Murray and Bruce Carter are the two remaining unsigned Cowboys draft picks, and news came Thursday that once Murray does sign he will join Carter on the sideline. Murray suffered a recent hamstring injury while working out and appears to be at least two weeks from returning to action, according to Todd Archer.

The timing of the injury is unfortunate, since Murray hopes to take win significant snaps as a passing down back, thanks to his receiving talents and ability in college to handle blitzers. Those areas are complicated in the NFL, and Murray has spent zero time on the field with coaches. Compounding his difficult task is an abbreviated camp that has preseason games scheduled to begin around the time he is ready to return.

Carter appears to be even less of a contributor, as the Cowboys are expected to place him on the physically unable to perform list once he has signed, and no timetable for his return will be given until the club can examine his progress since they last checked him out before the draft.

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