Jones Expects Barber To Play On Sunday

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IRVING, Texas (AP) - Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says running back
Marion Barber should play Sunday against Denver.

Barber missed Monday night's 21-7 victory against Carolina after injuring a thigh the previous week. He was close to ready Monday, but the medical staff decided to hold him out.

Jones said Thursday that Barber showed more progress than expected Wednesday. Barber was in full gear for Thursday's practice.

Barber's return gained urgency when backup Felix Jones sprained a left knee ligament against the Panthers. The second-year back from Arkansas is not expected to play against the Broncos.