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Barber sits out Cowboys practice

M.Barber-1.jpgA report earlier this week sounded confident in Marion Barber’s status for Sunday’s game, but Cowboys coach Wade Phillips doesn’t sound so sure.

“If there’s any way he can play in the game I think he will,” Phillips
said. “And I think he’s better, so we’ll see tomorrow as far as
practice is concerned.”

Barber, who grew up and played college in Minnesota, was the only Cowboys player to miss practice Wednesday.

Tackle Marc Colombo (ankle), safety Gerald Sensabaugh (thumb), linebacker DeMarcus Ware (wrist, back), and safety Pat Watkins (knee) all had full participation.

Six Vikings were limited in practice: Guard
Steve Hutchinson (shoulder), defensive tackle Jimmy Kennedy (thumb), punter Chris Kluwe (back), tight end Visanthe Shiancoe (quadricep), defensive tackle Pat Williams (elbow), and cornerback Antoine Winfield (foot).

All of the Vikings are expected to play.

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34 Responses to “Barber sits out Cowboys practice”
  1. SlimPickens says: Jan 13, 2010 6:39 PM

    Barber wont make it ’til 30 as a RB in this league………..unfortunately

  2. THEpackersAREwhere? says: Jan 13, 2010 6:50 PM

    This will be a hell of a game! Cant wait to see it.

  3. NFLJunkie says: Jan 13, 2010 6:57 PM

    The Vikings don’t have a chance. They are the biggest smoke and mirrors team in the NFL. They beat up on bad teams to appear good and lose to teams that they have no business losing to.
    If it wasn’t for a miraculous play to beat SF and if that no-name kicker on BAL would have made his kick, you are looking at a 10-6 football team. The Vikings were 10-6 last year. In other words, Favre only made a difference in the SF game because he was part of the miraculous play.
    This team will be exposed on Sunday to a much more sound Dallas football team. Watch.

  4. Contra says: Jan 13, 2010 7:16 PM

    Geez, just another excuse for the Cowboys fans to use.

  5. Al_Davis_needs_a_dirtnap says: Jan 13, 2010 7:29 PM

    hes overrated.beifits from that o line.florio could run for 1000 behind those guys.
    just seen on tv that Jimmy Johnson is thinking about being head coach in oakland.

  6. slipkid says: Jan 13, 2010 7:52 PM

    no marion, vikes can spread out and catch the little fast guys.
    not at all convinced dallas wins.
    dallas will have major issues trying to push minnesota DL around.
    minnehaha probly wouldnt have had it up to beat GB again. this one… not a problem.

  7. Contra says: Jan 13, 2010 7:53 PM

    NFLJunkie – you clearly dont know squat about football yet you name yourself as such.

  8. NFLJunkie says: Jan 13, 2010 8:22 PM

    Contra, why? The Vikings are overrated. Name one sound football that they have beaten.
    You will see on Sunday, no need for me to waste my time right now. Come back Sunday evening to discuss this issue.

  9. chunky soupy sales says: Jan 13, 2010 8:45 PM

    “Geez, just another excuse for the Cowboys fans to use.”
    Really? who is making excuses? Barber barely played against Philthy, and what was that score again?
    34-14? Yea, kinda like that.

  10. Dustin Chandler says: Jan 13, 2010 8:48 PM

    Brett Favre
    2-9 against Dallas
    0-2 against Dallas in the post season
    those two wins came @ Greenbay btw.
    time to make up for all those INT’s he didn’t throw this season.
    Cowboys by 40. suck it Vikequeens.

  11. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 13, 2010 8:57 PM

    Hmm the order might have to be Dash, Tash and Smash istead of Smash, Dash and Tash. Or, if you prefer, the Barbarian, TC and the young guy that looks like he’s 40.

  12. tradebait9 says: Jan 13, 2010 9:08 PM

    NFLJunkie……..Your right, the Vikings do beat up on bad teams, just like they will beat up on a marginal Cowboys team at best.

  13. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 13, 2010 9:27 PM

    “NFLJunkie……..Your right, the Vikings do beat up on bad teams”
    The 8-8 Panthers and 7-9 Bears would take issue with that statement.

  14. PerryMason says: Jan 13, 2010 9:31 PM

    Every year the media promotes the Broke Back Boys to the max knowing full well they will fail so that they can bash them endlessly when they stink it up.
    The funniest thing about this is the way the team and the fans fall for this every year.

  15. vi-Kings- says: Jan 13, 2010 9:42 PM

    NFLJunkie says: January 13, 2010 6:57 PM
    They beat up on bad teams to appear good and lose to teams that they have no business losing to.
    Your comment doesn’t make sense but i get your backward ass thinking…….So they play bad teams and win and play bad teams and loose? 8 pro bowlers and the rest of there sound squad will handle business at home. Cant wait to discuss this with you after the game. So i guess you don’t consider GB a good team? After next week they’ll have a victory over a sound team ttyl

  16. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 13, 2010 9:46 PM

    “The funniest thing about this is the way the team and the fans fall for this every year.”
    Yeah well we’re spoiled. What’s your excuse? Do you think that the universal media love for BertFarve is going to help the Vikings this weekend?

  17. MasterShake says: Jan 13, 2010 9:52 PM

    Exactly what stellar teams did the Cowboys beat? N.O.? Not like the Cowboys schedule was much different than the Vikings. Go ahead and look at which teams each other has played and tell me Dallas has been tested harder. Neither has been battle tested during the regular season. This should be a great game. Vikings 27 Cowboys 26

  18. Patrian says: Jan 13, 2010 9:56 PM

    PerryMason
    Fool… anyone who has seen the Boys play this year knows they are the most complete football team in America.
    Colts Can: Throw the Ball
    Colts Cant: Run the ball, Play defense
    San Diego Can: Throw the Ball
    San Diego Cant: Run the Ball
    Arizone Can: Throw the Ball
    Arizona Can’t: Play Defense
    Patriots Can: Throw the Ball
    Patriots Can’t: Play Defense
    Saints Can: Throw the Ball (when Brees has time)
    Saints Can’t: Play Defense
    I can go on….
    Dallas can throw, can run, and can play the best overall Defense in the league right now…
    and we all know… Defense WINS Championships…
    On that note: Colts lose this weekend along with the Saints.

  19. BHindEnemyLines says: Jan 13, 2010 10:06 PM

    tradebait,
    Define “marginal team”.
    The Cowboys are #2 in offense for yards per game and #2 for defense in points allowed.
    Remember when the Saints were undefeated and were already being crowned SB champs?
    Who beat them?
    And at the end of the season when even Florio was calling Philly “The NFC team to beat/SB team”, who beat them…no, humiliated them twice in a row?”
    That would be The Dallas Cowboys. And that ain’t marginal.
    I think a better use of the word marginal would be to use it in a sentence such as “traidbait’s intellectual capacity is marginal at best.”
    That would be a more appropriate use of the word.

  20. Pervy_Harvin says: Jan 13, 2010 10:48 PM

    Vox, I as the Heavyweight Champion of Viking football would love to take you on at half time of the Viking -Cowgirl game. Cage match. Will you show up? Doubt it,just like the Cowboys Sunday!

  21. NoKoolaidCowboy says: Jan 13, 2010 10:49 PM

    The Cowboys have different weapons. Sure it would be great for Barber to be out there, but if he isn’t, there is no excuse for the other guys to fulfill roles.
    As mentioned earlier, he did not play against the Eagles and the Cowboys still won.
    Next!

  22. leather_face_jones says: Jan 13, 2010 11:11 PM

    Bhind enemy lines: You condemn tradebait for lack of ‘appropriate use of the word’, yet you clearly frame your own statistics to benefit the Cowboys. Yards per game and points per game are different statistical quantities. You should use each category for both offense and defense, or else you are simply violating your own rules of appropriate use. By the way, I agree with you that the Cowboys are far more than marginal: they are quite good. Just be consistent.

  23. Adam says: Jan 14, 2010 3:39 AM

    To be completely honest, do they really need him for this one game? Felix is sick, Choice can do things, the fullback has made some plays…it’s the benefit of the multiheaded monster.
    Of course, ya want him back for next round (if they get it)
    Very interesting game against Vikings. Wonder why it’s not a primetime game.
    and why is the Jet’s game the last of the week! its torture haha

  24. Adam says: Jan 14, 2010 3:59 AM

    As of right now…Cowboys, which pains me as a Giants fan. They have such precision and swagger that Vikes haven’t shown. But, whatever.
    Have fun in the midwest yall

  25. Tompadre says: Jan 14, 2010 5:34 AM

    NFLJunkie -
    Using your own formula it took a miraculous play (blocked FG bouncing up and hitting Clements in stride for his TD return) for the 49ers to even get their lead. If that name kicker (Longwell) would have made the extra point against Chicago in regulation (or maybe it was just a miraculous play by Chicago to tip it). If the Vikings weren’t down to their 3rd string CB, Baltimore may not have come back in a game they were seriously being outplayed.
    Wow, this fun…
    If Pittsburgh didn’t have two miraculous plays where the ball bounced right to a defender and returned for a touchdown, or the bad call by the ref (acknowledged by the NFL) wasn’t called on that Rice TD. If the refs only saw the facemasking by Chicago on Peterson when he fumbled in OT.
    Don’t stop me now, I’m on a roll…
    If they only would have flagged Drew Pearson back in 1975 when he pushed Nate Wright down during that “Hail Mary” pass for a touchdown, If Darrin Nelson…if Randall Cunningham…if, if, if…

  26. Tompadre says: Jan 14, 2010 5:57 AM

    Dustin Chandler says:
    January 13, 2010 8:48 PM
    Brett FavreBrett Favre
    2-9 against Dallas
    0-2 against Dallas in the post season
    those two wins came @ Greenbay btw.
    time to make up for all those INT’s he didn’t throw this season.
    Cowboys by 40. suck it Vikequeens.
    —————————————————
    Is there an echo in here? I mean really, it seems to me we’ve all heard the “he’s going to throw a bunch of INTs”, “he’s going to break down”, “he always falters in December” crap before, haven’t we?
    Favre’s been playing this year like he has no other, who’s to say that won’t continue in the playoffs?
    I also think it’s convenient for you to list Favre’s history against Dallas while ignoring the Cowboys’ own playoff ineptitude over the past 13 years, including that of one Tony Romo. They’re either both relevant or they’re both not.

  27. Vikins says: Jan 14, 2010 6:37 AM

    And if it wasn’t for all the other QB’s in the post season, their team wouldn’t be there either.
    Favre is having the best year in his entire career, of course that has nothing to do with the other Vikings on the field does it?
    Looking at most of your user names, your on the cowboy bandwagon. Its all good, your team will be watching it on TV just as you are.

  28. sand0 says: Jan 14, 2010 8:04 AM

    I am quickly understanding why Cowboys fans are looked down upon. Their fans sure are cocky for a team that hasn’t done a whole lot since Aikman and Emmit and the gang.
    The Vikes are favored in a game they should win, regardless of how confident the opposing team’s fan base pretends to be. The Cowboys are a team built on size and they won’t match up well against the Vikings offensive speed or the physicality of our defense.
    If Green Bay and NYG both stomped you, we can at least beat you. We smoked those teams.

  29. Pervy_Harvin says: Jan 14, 2010 8:08 AM

    Pervy_Harvin says:
    January 13, 2010 10:48 PM
    Vox, I as the Heavyweight Champion of Viking football would love to take you on at half time of the Viking -Cowgirl game. Cage match. Will you show up? Doubt it,just like the Cowboys Sunday!
    ————————————————–
    Florio,get rid of this guy posting as me. Get a little credibility to your site will you? Will be my last season here if not,know that much.

  30. purpleguy says: Jan 14, 2010 10:33 AM

    I don’t think Barber has ever played in the Dome (his college stadium) as a pro — didn’t he sit out this year’s pre-season game? The other two RBs seem like more of a threat anyhow.

  31. jeffragnarchicken says: Jan 14, 2010 3:42 PM

    NFLJunkie says:
    January 13, 2010 8:22 PM
    Contra, why? The Vikings are overrated. Name one sound football that they have beaten.
    You will see on Sunday, no need for me to waste my time right now. Come back Sunday evening to discuss this issue.
    ================================
    Ravens
    Bengals
    Packers (twice)
    All playoff teams.
    All teams with a better defense than the Cowboys.
    ————————————————-
    Dustin Chandler says:
    January 13, 2010 8:48 PM
    Brett FavreBrett Favre
    2-9 against Dallas
    0-2 against Dallas in the post season
    those two wins came @ Greenbay btw.
    time to make up for all those INT’s he didn’t throw this season.
    Cowboys by 40. suck it Vikequeens.
    ==========================
    What do games played in the mid 90′s have to do with this season? Yeah, that’s what I thought.
    Dustin, I’m willing to discuss this with you offline, as i know that this site frowns upon monetary talk. If you’d like to speak offline, let me know.
    I’d like to see a fool and his cabbage parted.
    You giving 40 points?
    Man up you turd!

  32. SwedishMurderMachine says: Jan 14, 2010 6:37 PM

    I think it hilarious that Cowboy fans are so sure that they are going to win. I really hope your coaching staff and team takes the 12-4 Vikings as lightly as you do. The Vikings who have not lost a dome game this year. I guess we should just forfeit. There is no way we could ever beat the mighty Cowboys? Right.

  33. vi-Kings- says: Jan 18, 2010 1:38 AM

    # NFLJunkie says: January 13, 2010 6:57 PM
    The Vikings don’t have a chance. They are the biggest smoke and mirrors team in the NFL. They beat up on bad teams to appear good and lose to teams that they have no business losing to.
    If it wasn’t for a miraculous play to beat SF and if that no-name kicker on BAL would have made his kick, you are looking at a 10-6 football team. The Vikings were 10-6 last year. In other words, Favre only made a difference in the SF game because he was part of the miraculous play.
    This team will be exposed on Sunday to a much more sound Dallas football team. Watch.
    I watched it was great! Did you enjoy the game
    Nostradumbass? Vikings managed to defeat a sound squad and make Keith Brooking cry at the same time.

  34. vi-Kings- says: Jan 18, 2010 1:40 AM

    # NFLJunkie says: January 13, 2010 6:57 PM
    The Vikings don’t have a chance. They are the biggest smoke and mirrors team in the NFL. They beat up on bad teams to appear good and lose to teams that they have no business losing to.
    If it wasn’t for a miraculous play to beat SF and if that no-name kicker on BAL would have made his kick, you are looking at a 10-6 football team. The Vikings were 10-6 last year. In other words, Favre only made a difference in the SF game because he was part of the miraculous play.
    This team will be exposed on Sunday to a much more sound Dallas football team. Watch.
    I watched it was great! Did you enjoy the game
    Nostradomas? Vikings managed to defeat a sound squad and make Keith Brooking cry at the same time.

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