What is it with pinkies and the Dallas Cowboys?
Marion Barber dislocated his pinkie toe in the win over the Seattle Seahawks tonight, according to owner Jerry Jones. Jones did not speculate if Barber could play next Sunday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field.
This is not a major injury, but it could hamper Barber’s running style. If for some reason he cannot go, rookie Tashard Choice takes all the carries. There’s really no one else!
Although he scored a touchdown, Barber was unable to gain much yardage on the ground today, even before he sustained the toe injury. But defenses focus on him in the backfield, and it allows for holes to open in the passing game, which has helped Tony Romo thrive.
According to all research I did on dislocated toes, Barber should be able to play. Why?
Because I am sure it is still fresh in our memories watching Emmitt Smith play two quarters against the New York Giants with a separated shoulder. Yeah, a dislocated pinkie toe is NOTHING!