The Dallas Cowboys will be in prime time on Sunday night, a spot that might not be best for them at this point in a season that has not met expectations.

But they’re expected to get a boost as running back DeMarco Murray appears to be on track to finally return from a sprained left foot that has kept him out of the previous six games. Calvin Watkins of ESPN Dallas reports the team is “leaning” toward playing Murray against the Philadelphia Eagles, another NFC East club that has fallen on even harder times.

“It looks like that, we'll see how well he responds," Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said on KRLD-FM, according to the report. "The key day was (Thursday), he came back better than (Wednesday), which was his first day out and usually that's a leveling off or setback day."

Felix Jones has been below average in place of Murray and the running back, if healthy and ready to roll, could give the offense a needed boost. Too much pressure has been on quarterback Tony Romo, who has been forced to do it all. Dallas must balance out the offensive attack and Murray’s return could help in that direction.

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