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American football is a sport of many emotions, none of which were greater on Sunday than those of the Dallas Cowboys. Following the unexpected death of linebacker Jerry Brown, the Cowboys had to lace their cleats up and battle the Cincinnati Bengals to keep their playoff hopes alive.

They pulled out a 20-19 victory with a late, game-winning field goal from Dan Bailey. But before Bailey had his shot at the winner, Dez Bryant hauled in his own game-saving play: a fourth quarter 27-yard touchdown.

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DeMarco Murray is talented. DeMarco Murray is injury prone. DeMarco Murray is loved. DeMarco Murray is hated.

DeMarco Murray is confusing.

Murray owners have been twisted into a state of rage throughout the season, especially those who whiffed on Felix Jones on the waiver wire. He’s missed the Cowboys’ last six games with a foot problem that at first was referred to as a two-week injury. Now we know that was a dirty lie.

But hope is on its way. Maybe.

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I suppose if we had to use one word it would be “dammit” or “@#$%”. I’ll let you fill that in.

You’re aware of what you purchased when you drafted Miles Austin. I’ve stated many times that I’m growing to increasingly despise the “injury prone” label that’s used far too often in fantasy discussions, because many players don’t deserve it. Injuries are random events that occur in a brutal, fast game, and there’s often no discernible pattern or trend.

However, when those injuries consistently involve some combination of muscles, sometimes the label is deserved. I’ll leave you to your liberal application of that venomous, destructive tag as it pertains to Austin, but this other matter is not up for debate: he’s incredibly frustrating to own.

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Cowboys wide receiver Miles Austin has left today’s game against the Washington Redskins with a hip injury.

His return to the game is questionable, leaving Tony Romo with targets Dez Bryant, Jason Witten and the little known Dwayne Harris and Cole Beasley .

Austin on the year has recorded 727 yards receiving and four touchdowns.

If you stashed Phillip Tanner or Lance Dunbar on your roster in hopes the two would receive more carries today with injuries to DeMarco Murray and Felix Jones, you’re probably not happy with the news of Jones playing today against the Washington Redskins.

Jones was listed as questionable due to injuries to both his knees.

On the season, Jones has 321 yards rushing, 215 yards receiving and four touchdowns.

Tip 302: Resolve family tension by directing anger at universally hated figure.

At its best, American Thanksgiving is a time to gather the family from all corners of the globe and eat lots of food. The cousin you haven’t seen in seven years, the uncle who just got out of prison — they’re all there. Hey, you might even get to talk about the recent election in a civil manner. It’s just politics after all.

At its worst, American Thanksgiving is a time to question the sanity of your mother as your family camps outside a Best Buy for five days, subsisting on uncooked ramen noodles and expired canned chili. A discussion about the recent election turns into an alcohol-fueled fist fight between brother-in-law Rex (America is doomed) and cousin Jeffrey (America is doomed and he’s a Muslim). Read the rest of this entry »

This won’t devolve into another rant in which my bias is revealed, and I out myself as the union leader of the delirious DeMarco Murray owners support group. We meet on Thursdays, punch and pie.

No, this will be brief, and consider it both an addition to that very rant from earlier this week, and also a sort of repetition of the McFadden post from this morning.

More on that in a second. First, this…

Like McFadden, optimism hasn’t befriended Murray this year, a relationship that’s not about to take shape over the next two weeks either. The schedule is quite the jerk too, as with the Cowboys playing their traditional Thanksgiving Day game next week before America bludgeons itself with action figures, they have two games over a five-day stretch teed up. That’s deadly for a running back with a chronic foot injury, and the Cowboys have said repeatedly that it’s an injury which will keep Murray from game participation until he’s fully healthy.

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