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Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray "is going to play today" against the Colts, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.  It's been trending in that direction all week, but this is the most definitive report we've seen.  Rapoport points out that Murray took the 1st-team in Saturday's walkthrough -- a sure sign that he's on track to play.  Rapoport adds that Murray will play with a pad on his injured hand, and that Dallas is "nervous" about how he'll hold up in pass protection.  We'll likely see Lance Dunbar and Joseph Randle in passing situations, which hurts Murray's PPR value.  But we'd still bet on 15+ touches against Indy's 25th-ranked RB defense.

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Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (finger) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Colts. He got on the practice field all 3 days this week, and it sounds like he made good progress. Doctors have reportedly told Murray that he’s not at more risk if he plays on Sunday than if he sits out until Week 17. And considering Dallas is giving him the final say, we’d be surprised if Murray doesn’t play. He’s unlikely to do much in the passing game, and he probably won’t come close to the 25 carries he averaged through his first 14 games. But we’d bet on Murray carrying at least 15 times. It’s enough to keep him in RB1 territory against the Colts’ 25th-ranked RB defense.

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Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said in a Friday morning radio interview that he's "pretty positive" that RB DeMarco Murray (finger) will play against the Colts this weekend.  The reports on Murray have gotten more and more positive throughout the week.  At this point, we'd be surprised if he didn't play.  Questions about Murray's usage remain, but he'll be impossible to bench in season-long leagues if active.

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Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (hand) was listed as a limited participant in Thursday's practice.  Although beat writers saw him going through individual drills on Wednesday, he was listed as DNP.  That means, at least theoretically, that he did more today.  "I've had two good days and we'll see how it goes," Murray said after Thursday's workout.  He added that he'll make the final decision on whether to play against the Colts.  Doctors have told Murray that his hand is no more at risk if he plays on Sunday than if he sits out a week.  At this point, signs are pointing to Murray playing vs. Indy.  We'll have another update on his status tomorrow.

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Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (finger) is on the practice field Wednesday.  He's reportedly going through individual drills and catching passes.  It's impressive considering he's less than 48 hours removed from surgery.  The Cowboys will be keeping a close eye on how well Murray is able to function with that injured finger.  He remains a question mark for this weekend's game against the Colts, although we're a lot more optimistic about his status now than we were on Monday.

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Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Tuesday that RB DeMarco Murray (finger) will likely be a game-time decision for this weekend's game against the Colts.  “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 want to wait and see just how he’s feeling before the game.”  Hopefully we'll have a better idea of Murray status by the end of the week because Dallas-Indy doesn't kick off until 4:25 pm ET.  RB Joseph Randle remains a must-add.

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ESPN's Adam Schefter is hearing "some optimism" from the Cowboys regarding RB DeMarco Murray's Week 16 availability.  Bryan Broaddus of Cowboys.com adds that the "early thinking" is that Murray will play against the Colts.  This, of course, comes less than 24 hours after a couple of sources, including VP Stephen Jones, suggested Murray is unlikely to play.  He underwent successful surgery yesterday, so now it's about the team figuring out if that hand will be well enough to go on Sunday.  Note that Murray's injury is on the left hand.  He primarily carries the ball in his right.  We'll continue to keep a close eye on the situation, but RB Joseph Randle needs to be owned in all fantasy leagues.  RB Lance Dunbar is worth rostering in PPR setups.

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Cowboys insider Todd Archer believes there's a "strong likelihood" that RB DeMarco Murray (finger) misses this weekend's game against the Colts.  He's undergoing surgery today to repair a broken left ring finger.  Archer notes that RB Emmitt Smith missed 1 game with the same injury back in 1999.  We'll continue to track Murray's status, but fantasy owners can't be counting on him for Week 16.  If Murray sits out, RB Joseph Randle will be a fine bet for 15+ touches in what should be a high-scoring game.

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Cowboys VP Stephen Jones revealed on his Monday radio show that RB DeMarco Murray broke a bone in his hand in Sunday night's win over the Eagles. Murray reportedly needs surgery but "hopes he can play" against the Colts this weekend. We'd consider him very questionable. Stay tuned for updates, but Murray owners need to be making other plans for Week 16. If Murray is out, we'd expect RB Joseph Randle to lead the backfield in carries, with RB Lance Dunbar seeing a bunch of work in passing situations.

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Cowboys WR Terrance Williams broke the tip of his index finger in Sunday night's win over the Giants.  He doesn't need surgery but will play through it with a splint.  It's a concern for a WR.  Williams has finished with 2 or fewer catches in 6 of his last 7 games.  Thursday's matchup with the Eagles brings upside, but Williams is a high-risk Week 13 fantasy start.

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The Cowboys made LB Rolando McClain active for Sunday's win over the Jaguars despite an MCL sprain that kept him out of practice all week. But the veteran didn't play at all, instead sitting behind rookie Anthony Hitchens. "Oh it's always good when you can get guys rested up going into the bye week," Hitchens told the Dallas Morning News. "It was good for our team and hopefully he'll come back healthy and ready to go." That seems to indicate coaches will re-insert McClain once he's at or close to 100%, and the former Raiders 1st-round pick has performed well. Look for Hitchens to remain on the field at some LB spot, though, after earning the team's best run-D grades from Pro Football Focus each of the past 2 weeks -- once on the weak side and once in the middle.

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Cowboys LB Rolando McClain is active for today's matchup with Jacksonville in London. He missed all 3 practice days during the week, though, while dealing with knee and groin trouble. That makes even an active McClain pretty risky for your IDP lineup.

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Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) is active for today’s game against the Jaguars. It’s a plus matchup, but the back issue adds risk. And Dallas figures to go run-heavy in London. Romo sits 14th in our Week 10 QB Rankings.

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Cowboys MLB Rolando McClain is questionable for Sunday's matchup with Jacksonville after missing all 3 practice days this week with knee and groin trouble. Even if he plays against the Jags, there's too much risk for IDP owners to try this guy.

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Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) is listed as probable for this weekend's game against the Jaguars.  He sat out on Wednesday but practiced on Thursday and Friday -- the same routine he's had all year.  The back issue is still a reason for Dallas to go as run-heavy as they have all season, if not more so.  And there's at least some risk of re-injury for Romo.  It makes him a risky Week 10 fantasy play.

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Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) put in a limited practice on Thursday -- his first since fracturing 2 bones in his back 10 days ago.  "It's improving each day, and I think if we do something positive each day, there's a good chance," Romo said after practice.  Owner Jerry Jones again said that he expects Romo to play against Jacksonville this weekend.  "I’m anticipating him playing," Jones said. “I have no reason to think that he won’t."  We'll have another update on Romo tomorrow, but he's on track to play on Sunday.  He'll be more of a QB2 in fantasy football, though.  Dallas figures to go run-heavy in a game they should control.

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