The Dallas Cowboys continued to deal with multiple injuries at practice today, according to Brandon George.
Cowboys coach Wade Phillips said that starting center Andre Gurode (sprained right knee) went through a limited practice.
Phillips said backup RB Felix Jones (left knee), WR Roy Williams (three injured ribs) and safety Gerald Sensabaugh (broken right thumb) did not practice. He said he’s not sure if Williams will be able to play against Kansas City on Sunday.
“If guys don’t practice, it lessens the chance they’re going to play,” Phillips said. “If he’s healthy enough to play, he’ll play.”
Phillips said Williams doesn’t necessarily have to practice to play.
Phillips said that starting RB Marion Barber looks better this week than he did at this time last week going into the Denver game in which he had his injured quad tighten up on him in the second half and limit him to one carry after halftime.
“Marion’s practiced and seems to be better and better,” Phillips said. “I don’t know if he’s 100 percent …”
Well, Wade Phillips is certainly no Todd Haley — a good thing in my book — since in his eyes there’s no need for a player to practice in order to play.
I mentioned earlier today that even if Williams ends up playing, it won’t be much. You don’t miss a potential game saving drive and then all of a sudden feel alright to play against a winless Kansas City Chiefs team. Certain players are gamers, but Williams showed last week — if not last season — that he isn’t one of them.
For a Chiefs defense that has been giving up almost 130 yards per game on the ground, the Cowboys running back situation is one that should be watched closely between now and kickoff. Tashard Choice is a nice little player, but he’s not a No. 1 option and that’s what he could end up being on Sunday. Barber is the bruiser and Jones is the home run threat. As it stands right now, only an on-the-mend Barber has any chance to see the field.