Originally posted on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 12/5/11

CHARLOTTE, NC - 2009: Tony Fiammetta of the Carolina Panthers poses for his 2009 NFL headshot at photo day in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by NFL Photos)
The Dallas Cowboys running attack is about to get a boost against the New York Giants. Dallas Cowboys fullback Tony Fiammetta has been cleared to return to practice and is expected to play Sunday. "I feel great," Fiammetta told The Dallas Morning News. "It's a good time to come back. It's a big game." Fiammetta has been sidelined with a mysterious illness for the last three games, and the Cowboys have seen a dip in their running attack during his absence. Fiammetta's blocking has been credited as a large part for the emergence of running back DeMarco Murray, but the Cowboys have averaged only 83.0 rushing yards per game over the last three games, including only 75 yards in Sunday's overtime loss to the Arizona Cardinals. Fiammetta blocked for Murray during his first career start against the St. Louis Rams when Murray ran for 253 yards, setting a Cowboys single-game record. Murray would go on to run for over 100 yards in two of his next three starts before Fiammetta's illness.
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