BARBER A GAME-TIME DECISION FOR COWBOYS
Posted by Josh Alper on December 5, 2008, 1:03 p.m.
Cowboys running back Marion Barber has had a week to recover from the dislocated pinkie toe he suffered on Thanksgiving, but he isn’t a sure bet to play this weekend. Barber hasn’t practiced this week and his status for Sunday’s game with the Steelers won’t be known until just before kickoff.
“We were assuming that Marion would play, but it’s a little more doubtful right now, so we’ll see [today],” coach Wade Phillips said.
The Cowboys are trying to find a shoe that would allow Barber the most comfort. Rookie Tashard Choice, who has 147 yards this season, is the only other running back on the roster. While he’s good for a rousing pregame speech, the Cowboys may opt to promote Alonzo Coleman from the practice squad as insurance for the lightly used backup.
In better injury news for the ‘Boys, DeMarcus Ware practiced with a brace on his hyperextended left knee and seemed set to return to the field on Sunday.