Cowboys RT Colombo back at practice, likely to face Eagles

IRVING, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys right tackle Marc Colombo practiced Tuesday and could be back in the lineup for the playoffs after missing the last seven games of the regular season with a broken left leg.

Cowboys coach Wade Phillips said it seems as if Colombo will be able to play in Saturday night's NFC wild-card game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Phillips said Colombo, who broke his leg and sustained ligament damage in his ankle during a Nov. 15 game at Green Bay, worked some with Dallas' first-team offense during practice Tuesday. Colombo started 57 consecutive games before he was hurt.

Running back Tashard Choice, who sustained a concussion during Sunday's regular-season-ending 24-0 victory over the Eagles, was held out of practice and instead worked on the side with a team trainer.

Cowboys safety Pat Watkins, who missed the past three games with a sprained left knee, also practiced. Phillips isn't sure if Watkins will play.

Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press

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