Favre won't play Friday

Updated: September 2, 2009, 6:33 PM ET
Associated Press

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Brett Favre's non-traditional arrival in Minnesota is not stopping Vikings coach Brad Childress from taking a traditional approach to the team's preseason finale against Dallas.

The 39-year-old quarterback will not play against the Cowboys on Friday night.

"I don't see the upside," Childress said on Wednesday.

Most teams rest their marquee starters in the final game of the preseason to avoid the risk of injury with the regular season a week away.

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