Cowboys injury report: returns close

December, 28, 2009
12/28/09
5:51
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IRVING -- The Cowboys came out of Sunday's game with the Redskins pretty healthy.

But two players who have missed some time, starting right tackle Marc Colombo and special teams ace, safety Pat Watkins, are getting closer to a return.

Colombo, out the last six games due to ankle surgery and a broken fibula, is doing on-the-field rehab work. Yet his status for Sunday's game against the Eagles is uncertain. Colombo said he hopes to play in the playoff game.

Watkins, who has missed the last two games with a sprained knee ligament, said he's not sure if he'll return for Sunday's game. Watkins said he doesn't have any more swelling but is sore.

"I have to wait for the doctors," Watkins said. "I got a little bit of pain. You go tto take your time from this type of injury."

The Cowboys had some minor injuries to RB Marion Barber (foot), WR Miles Austin (finger) and CB Terence Newman (knee). All three finished the game.
Calvin Watkins joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He's covered the Cowboys since 2006 and also has covered colleges, boxing and high school sports.

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