Cowboys RB Murray 'starting to feel better'

December 16, 2012

ARLINGTON, Texas – DeMarco Murray didn't get the 20-plus carries that he received the previous two weeks but he scored a critical game-tying three-yard touchdown with just under seven minutes remaining on Sunday.

The Cowboys went on to defeat the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-24 in overtime, and they did most of their offensive damage through the air. Tony Romo threw for 341 yards and two touchdowns.

Murray finished with 81 yards on 14 carries.

"I think we did a good job running the ball," Murray said. "And when the play action was there, it gave Romo time. The front five were definitely helping us out a lot. We played good tonight."

The last time Murray had less than 20 carries was during an Oct. 14 loss in Baltimore. The second-year back finished with 14 attempts but that was because he exited with a foot injury in the second quarter.

Murray, who missed six games with a sprained left foot, returned Dec. 2 and the Cowboys haven't lost since.

"I feel good," Murray said. "Slowly but surely I'm starting to feel better. It's still a long process."

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