Monday, September 28, 2009 As Expected, Barber Officially Out Tonight

Posted by nickeatman at 9/28/2009 6:07 PM CDT on

By the time the Cowboys’ PR department had the list of game-day inactive players, it was little surprise that running back Marion Barber would be included.

As expected, Barber’s left quad strain, that he suffered last week against the Giants and has kept him limited in practice all week, will prevent him from playing Monday night against Carolina.

Taking Barber’s spot in the lineup would be Curtis Johnson, who has been inactive in each of the first two regular-season games. Johnson, a converted outside linebacker, not only has special teams experience last year with the Colts, but could provide a little depth as a situational pass rusher, too.

Cowboys Inactives:
QB Stephen McGee (3rd quarterback)

RB Marion Barber

S Mike Hamlin

LB Jason Williams

G Montrae Holland

G/C Duke Preston

OT Pat McQuistan

WR Kevin Ogletree

Panthers Inactives:
QB A.J. Feely (3rd quarterback)

LB Na’il Diggs

FB Brad Hoover

S Chris Harris

DE Everett Brown

RB Tyrell Sutton

G Duke Robinson

T Garry Williams