Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray missed six games with a sprained left foot. But Murray told KRLD-FM on Tuesday morning he thought he would miss two weeks at the most after he first injured the foot in a loss at Baltimore.
When the foot didn't get any better, Murray had a feeling his season could be over.
"Yeah, there was," Murray said about some doubt regarding his return. "After four or five weeks, I'm sitting there. It was feeling better after the first and second week and then after the third and fourth week it was at a stalemate and it was feeling the same. This past week is where I really turned the corner and it felt better so it was definitely a hard deal. It was something I had to give time to heal."
Murray's return is probably happening at the right time with the Cowboys just a game out of first place in the NFC East and still in the wild card picture at 6-6.
In his return to the lineup, Murray rushed 23 times for 83 yards and one touchdown in Sunday's victory over the Philadelphia Eagles. Murray had some solid runs including his first one for 14 yards and he later ripped off a 27 yarder. But it was hard for Murray to accept he missed more than a month of the season with a foot injury.
"I didn't think I would miss but a week or two at the most," he said on KRLD. "After four or five weeks, six, it was hard. It was a very frustrating deal. I tried to stay positive and keep my head in the Bible and strive to get better."