Westbrook ready to run wild on Cowboysby Eric Schwartz
Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid announced today that running back Brian Westbrook should be able to play on Sunday when the Eagles host the Dallas Cowboys in NCF East action.
Westbrook suffered a head injury two weeks ago against the Redskins and missed the Eagles 40-17 beat down of the New York Giants last Sunday.
If he does indeed return, Westbrook will once again be the featured back meaning, LeSean McCoy goes back to being a change-of-pace runner.
McCoy played well filing in for Westbrook, breaking off a 66-yard touchdown run that helped seal the win.
The question is: Will Reid commit to the run again this week?
Sunday’s matchup is a big one as both teams are tied atop the division at 5-2. Having Westbrook healthy adds another weapon that will go against the Cowboys’ 10th ranked defense. Expect Dallas to come out firing after being eliminate from the playoffs – and embarrassed – 44-6, on the last day of the 2008 season.
Whether it is the Eagles who lead early or the Cowboys, the Birds cannot abandon the run, as they do so often.
Westbrook will be back, now he just needs Reid to call his number!