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Murray (illness) is active for Sunday's game against the Giants.

Murray will be good to go against the Giants, who are surrendering an average of 116 yards per game (18th in the NFL). He proved last week that he can be effective against any defense, but having a good matchup certainly doesn't hurt.

DeMarco Murray RB DAL 1 Month

Murray (illness) is probable for Sunday's game against the Giants.

Murray's illness is no threat to his Sunday availability, and this is an encouraging matchup for him. The Giants have allowed 4.4 yards per carry so far in 2014, and Murray is looking matchup-proof anyway after pummeling the Seahawks in Seattle to the tune of 146 yards and a touchdown from scrimmage.

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Murray (illness) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News reports.

Murray owners can breath a sigh of relief. The illness that kept him out of practice Wednesday has abated, and the league's leading rusher should be ready to go for Sunday's divisional clash against the Giants, barring any setbacks.

DeMarco Murray RB DAL 1 Month

Murray (illness) returned to practice Thursday, Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News reports.

With his presence confirmed at drills, Murray's bout with illness appears to be nearing an end. However, until his level of participation is evident, his standing as he approaches Sunday's divisional showdown with the Giants is unknown. Continue to monitor his status, which should be clarified by weeks end.

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Murray didn't practice Wednesday due to an illness, Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Murray has now been sick for a few days, meaning it should wane by the end of the week. However, continue to monitor the situation closely to learn if he's able to practice in some capacity this week. The NFL's leading rusher has a particularly juicy matchup on tap this Sunday, as the Giants have allowed the third-most combined yards to running backs this season (1,024 yards through six games, good for 170.7 per contest).

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Murray ran for 115 yards on 29 carries and scored the go-ahead touchdown in Sunday's 30-23 upset win at Seattle. He joins Jim Brown as the only two players in NFL history to open the season with six straight 100-yard games.

It was a brutal matchup for Murray, taking on the league's best rush defense, but he still came up huge, adding six receptions for 31 yards. He's been a beast this season in general, although the Cowboys would be wise to not wear him down too much. They did spell him a little more Sunday with Joseph Randle, who carried the ball five times for 52 yards. Murray's ball security has been an issue in 2014, but he was perfect with 35 touches Sunday. He should have even more running lanes in Week 7, as he'll face the Giants at home.

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Murray had a career-high 31 carries for 136 rushing yards, as well as six catches on eight targets for 56 receiving yards Sunday against the Texans, though he lost a fumble for the fourth time this season.

Murray failed to score a touchdown for the first time this year, but his 192 yards from scrimmage were a season-high. Team owner and general manager Jerry Jones mentioned this week that he'd like to see backup Joseph Randle get a few more carries, so as to not work Murray into the ground and potentially risk him for injury (something he's dealt with throughout his career), but that plan was completely ignored Sunday, as Randle finished with just two carries for four yards. Murray continues to be the best running back in fantasy football this year, but he's got his toughest matchup of the season in Week 6 as the Cowboys will travel to Seattle to take on the Seahawks, who have given up just one rushing touchdown this season and allow the fifth-fewest rushing yards per game.

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On Sunday, Murray joined Jim Brown, OJ Simpson and Emmitt Smith as the only backs in NFL history to begin a season with four straight games in which they rushed for 100 or more yards and scored one or more TDs.

That's what you would call "exalted company" for a running back. Brown actually had a streak of six straight games in 1958, while Simpson managed five straight in 1975. Murray will have an excellent chance of matching Simpson's streak next week against a fairly porous Texans rush defense.

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Murray had 24 carries for 149 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 38-17 win over the Saints, adding one reception for six yards on his only target.

Murray has at least 22 carries, 100 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown in each of his first four contests, and Sunday's performance ended his three-game streak of losing a fumble. Not only has he done an excellent job with the ball in his hands, but also the Dallas offensive line looks fantastic. It's a tough combo for opponents, as evidenced by Murray's ridiculous start to the season. He's on pace for 396 carries for 2,136 yards and 20 rushing touchdowns, and while he doesn't figure to reach those numbers, he's the clear favorite to lead the NFL in rushing. Next week, Murray gets a home matchup with the Houston Texans, a team that's allowed 5.0 yards per carry through four games.

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Murray ran for 100 yards on 24 carries and scored a rushing touchdown in Sunday's 34-31 comeback win at St. Louis. He also caught four passes for 31 yards.

The entire Dallas offense got off to a slow start, trailing 21-0 in the second quarter, but Murray got them on the board with his short touchdown run a few minutes before halftime. He's playing like one of the best running backs in all of football, although ball security has been a major problem, as he lost another fumble Sunday (third straight game).