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Reid: Westbrook Expected To Play



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    PHILADELPHIA - DECEMBER 28: Brian Westbrook #36 of the Philadelphia Eagles runs the ball against the Dallas Cowboys on December 28, 2008 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles defeated the Cowboys 44-6. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

    Andy Reid said on Wednesday that he expects running back Brian Westbrook to play in the team's Sunday Night showdown with the Dallas Cowboys, a game that will decide first place in the NFC East, reports ESPN.

    Westbrook's status was unclear as recently as yesterday, as he was limited in practice with the lingering effects of a concussion suffered during the team's win over the Redskins two weeks ago on Monday Night Football. This injury forced Westbrook out of last Sunday's 40-17 rout of the Giants.

    "Brian's OK," Reid said today. "He'll practice [Wednesday], no symptoms. He should be fine."

    Westbrook has posted 197 yards and a touchdown in 41 carries on the season, for a 4.8 average. Assuming that he does play, the two-time Pro Bowl selection will likely split the workload with rookie LeSean McCoy.

    Starting against New York, McCoy stacked up 82 yards, including a 66 yard touchdown run, on 11 carries.

    In 14 career games against Dallas, Westbrook has run for 734 yards and seven touchdowns. The last time the teams met, in the infamous Philly Flop, Westbrook went for 50 yards on 13 carries.