IRVING, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys running back Marion Barber could start in this weekend's NFC divisional playoff game against the Minnesota Vikings after his sore left knee held up well during Thursday's practice.
Besides the stakes of the game, Barber has the further incentive of playing in his home state for the first time.
"He needs to show a little bit more, but he showed a lot today," Phillips said.
The Cowboys also hope to have backup safety Pat Watkins back after he missed four games with a knee injury.
"I think he'll be able to play this week," Phillips said. "He's one of our best special teamers."
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