WHAT: Baltimore Ravens (9-5) vs. Dallas Cowboys (9-5)
WHEN: Saturday, 7:15 p.m. (CST)
WHERE: Texas Stadium, Irving, Texas
TELEVISION: NFL Network (Bob Papa, Deion Sanders and Marshall Faulk)
Most important to the Cowboys is that Romo is being listed as probable, and appears capable of playing through however painful his back still is. But distressing them some is Barber (toe) being listed as questionable once again and he figures to be a game-day decision since he has not practiced all week. Already listed as out are starting left guard Montrae Holland (ankle) and linebacker Bobby Carpenter (knee/calf). Good thing Jones is returning since backup corner Alan Ball (ankle) is doubtful, and unlikely to play. Besides Romo, the Cowboys have eight other players listed as probable, and that includes both starting safeties, Ken Hamlin (foot) and Keith Davis (knee, neck). Only Davis practiced once this week, but both figure to start. Also listed as probable are WR Miles Austin (knee), S Tra Battle (hamstring), CB Adam Jones (neck), WR Isaiah Stanback (shoulder), WR Roy Williams (foot) and TE Jason Witten (ankle). All are expected to be capable of playing.
The Ravens, with 18 players already on injured reserve, aren't in much better shape this week, listing 12 players on their official injury report. Out is backup WR Marcus Maxwell (hip). There are four players listed as questionable, and three of those are secondary starters, including safety Ed Reed (thigh) and both starting corners, Samari Rolle (ankle) and Fabian Washington (thigh). While Reed failed to participate in either of this week's full practices, that's the same routine he followed last week yet he still played this past Sunday. The other questionable player is RB Ray Rice (calf). The Ravens have seven players listed probable, most notably LB Terrell Suggs (thigh), K Matt Stover (thigh), OT Willie Anderson (ankle), WR Derrick Mason (shoulder) and OT Jared Gaither (illness).