ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 03: Running back Marion Barber #24 of the Dallas Cowboys runs the ball against the Philadelphia Eagles at Cowboys Stadium on January 3, 2010 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Reports surfaced Sunday that Marion Barber was slowed in Saturday night's game by a knee injury of some sort, with head coach Wade Phillips saying simply that Barber "wasn't feeling right;" which explains the fact that Barber's last carry on the night came midway through the first quarter. Monday, more light has been shed on the status of Dallas's running back triage, and the news is fairly promising.
Barber's injury--which also caused him to miss last Thursday's practice--was described as a swollen bursa sac, which can adversely affect range of motion, and cause discomfort (read: "not feeling right).
Dallas doesn't have to produce an injury report until Wednesday, though Barber will in all likelihood, be limited in practice throughout this week.
Tashard Choice, who suffered a concussion in the NFC East title game in week 17, was hurt again on Saturday night, but is expected to play. ESPN's Matt Mosley has reported that Choice did not suffer a concussion on the fourth quarter hit, after which he was helped off the field, and will not be limited in practice.
Choice had 42 yards on 14 carries and a touchdown against the Eagles last week. Barber had four yards on three carries before leaving the game. At any rate, Felix Jones will likely see another busy night against Minnesota next week. He led the charge for Dallas on Saturday with 148 yards -- third most ever in the franchise's extensive postseason history -- and a touchdown.