Owens active for Cowboys; Madison out for Giants

All-Pro receiver Terrell Owens returned to the Dallas Cowboys' lineup for their NFC Divisional playoff game Sunday against the New York Giants, who were playing without two of their top cornerbacks.

Veteran Sam Madison missed his second straight game with a pulled stomach muscle and backup Kevin Dockery was out with a hip flexor.

Owens was listed as questionable on Friday's injury report with a high ankle sprain, although he returned to take part in limited practice on both Thursday and Friday. Owens was injured against the Carolina Panthers on Dec. 22 and missed the regular-season finale.

Pro Bowler Marion Barber will start at halfback for Dallas in place of Julius Jones.

The Cowboys inactives are cornerbacks Alan Ball and Courtney Brown, defensive back Evan Oglesby, running back Tyron Thompson, guard Joe Berger, offensive tackles Doug Free and James Marten, and wide receiver Isaiah Stanback.

Madison missed all three of the Giants' practices during the week with a pulled stomach muscle. He was listed as questionable on Friday's injury report.

Third-year cornerback Corey Webster made the start in place of Madison. Webster made his fourth start of the season in the Giants' wild-card win over Tampa Bay, finishing with one tackle, two passes defended, a fumble recovery and an interception.

In addition to Madison, the Giants also deactivated quarterback Jared Lorenzen (third QB), running back Danny Ware, cornerback Kevin Dockery, offensive tackle Adam Koets, defensive tackle Manuel Wright, wide receiver Sinorice Moss and tight end Jerome Collins.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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