The Cowboys will be missing one of their biggest offensive weapons when they take on the Steelers Sunday, as starting running back Marion Barber will miss the game with his dislocated toe. Barber did not make the trip with the Cowboys to Pittsburgh Saturday, meaning of course that he won’t play.
Barber has a dislocated pinkie right toe after someone stepped on his foot in the teams 34-9 win on Thanksgiving over the Seahawks. The team activated running back Alonzo Coleman on Friday after Barber didn’t practice for the fourth straight day. Rookie Tashard Choice will get the start against the league’s number one ranked defense. Choice has 147 yards on 30 carries this season.
More possible bad news for Dallas is the weather forecast in Pittsburgh on Sunday, as temps will be in the mid-20’s, and there is a 50 percent chance of snow. The start will be the coldest start of quarterback Tony Romo’s career.