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But on the whole, he's had a decent year, providing almost all of the Cowboys offense while Tony Romo was out. And now, with Romo back, Barber is hurt. Only Jerry Jones doesn't really think he's that hurt.
"He can play with that injured toe," Jones said. "He can play with the soreness and a combination of those things. I see nothing that led us to believe he couldn't."
This isn't totally shocking, if only because, well, we're talking about Jerry Jones here, and it's not entirely shocking to hear him call anyone out, especially after a loss.
That being said, this one seems a little unusual, especially when you consider that when watching Barber run, you get the sense that he's one of the toughest backs in the entire league.
This little incident could though, as PFT points out, have some pretty long ranging consequences -- Felix Jones and Tashard Choice both look like pretty capable young backs at this point. However, Marber's got a pretty large deal on the books right now, so it seems unlikely that the team could in any fashion easily swap him out.
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