Cowboys coach Wade Phillips is holding his Thursday press conference, which he led off by saying RB Marion Barber was held out of practice for the third straight day due to his dislocated toe. Phillips said Barber is looking more doubtful to play Sunday against the Steelers, but that he would be evaluated more at practice on Friday. Phillips indicated that Barber’s game status could come down to a game-time decision.
It’s a decent bet that rookie Tashard Choice would start if Barber is unable to play. Choice played much of the second half against the Seahawks after Barber left the game, rushing for 57 yards on 11 carries.