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Cowboys activate RB Coleman off practice squad

IRVING, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys today activated running
back Alonzo Coleman off their practice squad after Marion Barber
missed his fourth straight practice.

Barber has a dislocated right pinkie toe.

The move gives the Cowboys more depth at running back if Barber
can't play Sunday at Pittsburgh.

With Felix Jones already out for the season, the only running
back behind Barber was rookie Tashard Choice, who has 147 yards on
30 carries.

Coach Wade Phillips, meeting with reporters before practice
today, offered no update on Barber's status.

Coleman went undrafted out of Hampton in 2007. He's been on the
practice squad most of the past two seasons.

Cornerback Quincy Butler was cut to make room for Coleman.