The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

November 17, 2012

Sports briefs for 11-17-12

Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — Youth teams going to

Cowboys-Browns game

Thanks to the combined efforts of Chris Daniels, protocol officer at Vance Air Force Base, and Dallas Cowboys defensive end Jason Hatcher, a group of Enid youth football players will get a chance to see an NFL game Sunday.

A group of 82 children and 66 adult chaperones will board buses at Oakwood Mall early Sunday morning for a trip to Cowboys Stadium to see the Cowboys play the Cleveland Browns.

Daniels, a former college and professional baseball umpire, got the tickets at a 55 percent discount through his ties with the NFL.

Community donations and fundraisers covered 45 percent of the bus fare.

Donations and fundraisers provided lunch from Subway, and breakfast is being provided by the McDonald’s at Oakwood Mall.

Before the game, the players, ranging in age from 7 to 12 years old, will have an opportunity to meet Hatcher.

The players attending will represent three Enid Joint Recreation Triad teams — the Enid Cowboys, third and fourth and fifth and sixth grades, and the Enid Titans, third and fourth grade.

Ex-Sooner Murray not

expected to play Sunday

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Injured Dallas running back DeMarco Murray is unlikely to return from a four-game absence Sunday against Cleveland.

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Friday Murray is doing more each day in recovering from a sprained right foot but is doubtful this weekend.

Murray injured the foot while rushing for 90 yards in the first half against Baltimore on Oct. 14. He tried to play through the injury but had just one carry after halftime.