PHILADELPHIA -- Four-time Pro Bowl cornerback Asante Samuel missed a second consecutive Eagles practice Thursday with a hamstring injury.
Samuel is in danger of missing Saturday's game against the Dallas Cowboys, which the Eagles could need to win to keep alive their slim playoff hopes.
If the Jets beat the Giantsin an early game Saturday, Philadelphia would stay alive in the division race with a win in Dallas.
"Asante is still a little sore, and we'll just see how he does here over the next couple days," Reid said. "He jogged a little bit (Tuesday) and got sore ... so we just backed off him. We're trying to rehab it and see how it goes from there."
Reid said Samuel is experienced enough that he'd be able to play Saturday without practicing, as long as his hamstring is healthy. Reid also said if Samuel is unable to play Saturday, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie would start at left cornerback opposite Nnamdi Asomugha.
"It's tough for those guys to get through the season, at least the history of it has been that way here," Reid said. "That position (and) your D-line, you can't have enough of those guys, and we're fortunate to have the guys we have at that spot."
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