Dallas' Barber to start at running back against Giants

Updated: January 12, 2008, 6:34 PM ET
By Ed Werder | ESPN.com

Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips has decided to have the NFC's Super Bowl favorite open the playoffs with a different look on offense. According to Cowboys sources, Pro Bowl running back Marion Barber will replace season-long starter Julius Jones in Sunday's game against the New York Giants.

It is not only something of a belated acknowledgement that Barber is the team's best runner, blocker and receiver out of the backfield but perhaps also an indication of how much the Cowboys intend ...

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