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Phillips: Barber 'wasn't feeling right' against Eagles

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By Eric Edholm

The health of Cowboys RB Marion Barber has become one of the few issues following the team's rousing playoff victory over the Eagles. Head coach Wade Phillips said Barber "wasn't feeling right" and was limited to three carries, giving way to Felix Jones and Tashard Choice, who more than filled the bill with 30 combined rushes for 190 yards and two touchdowns. Choice also appeared to get hurt late in the Eagles game, but all indications are he should be OK. The Cowboys obviously would love to have Barber for the Vikings game next week as he could be used to soften up a defense that has some health issues at defensive tackle. Barber's knee could limit him in the game, though Choice and Jones showed they can handle a diverse array of run plays, including gaining some tough yards inside. Even though the Vikings have a strong run defense, it has not been the smothering group of the previous three seasons.

 

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