Fans attending and watching next weekend’s Divisional Round playoff game at Mall of America Field between the Vikings and Cowboys will see a quintet of talented RBs going to work.
That’s assuming injury concerns don’t get in the way.
Injuries shouldn’t be an issue for the Vikings, as both Adrian Peterson and Chester Taylor were able to take several days off during the team’s bye week.
But the Cowboys, coming off back-to-back games against division rival Philadelphia, have a couple of issues they’ll be monitoring this week.
Dallas has a trio of effective RBs at their disposal – Marion Barber III is the team’s workhorse but both Felix Jones and Tashard Choice have been productive and effective for the Cowboys this season. Barber is dealing with a knee injury that forced him to miss the final 3 quarters of last week’s Wild Card win over the Eagles and Choice was knocked out of the game as well when he took a big hit from an Eagles defender in the 4th quarter.
According to this blog entry from ESPN.com’s Matt Mosley, however, it sounds as if both Barber and Choice will play on Sunday.
We’ll know more about the health of all the RBs mentioned above on Wednesday, when both the Vikings and Cowboys are required to submit the week’s first injury report.
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