NBC analyst Cris Collinsworth remarked that Murray didn't look healthy, and it was easy to agree. But Murray explained to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport that the health of his foot has nothing to do with a difference in his running style.
"I wear three plates in my shoe," Murray told Rapoport. "It was fine. During the plays, they were light. After the plays, they were a little heavy. But it was fine."
Two plates are taped together, with one placed under the orthotic he wears to offset the chance he aggravates the tendon injury that cost him six games this season. It makes the shoe more stiff -- changing the way Murray runs -- but it should help prevent another injury.
Cowboys head trainer Jim Maurer told Rapoport the plates act as the equivalent to taping an ankle, but for the bottom of the foot.
"It's something where you have to stabilize the bottom of their foot," Maurer said. "And it's less mobile to keep it from flexing. They're obviously coming off a sprained ligament. And this helps support it."