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Andy Reid talks about Terrell Owens' return from the Philly perspective.

"We understand it is not about one person coming in here but about the whole football team," Reid said. "There is nothing more that Coach [Bill] Parcells would like than us to worry about one player coming in here when he knows he has 22 good ones."

Then for emphasis, Reid added, "So we're focusing on the whole football team. They have strength across the board, and it's important we prepare ourselves right this week and eliminate any distractions that might be presented to us."

Sounds like Reid is taking a good approach because if the Eagles get sucked into the hype, they could lose focus. And I thought Owens was supposed to be a distraction to our team.

Here's an update on their injury issues.

Wide receiver Donte' Stallworth had an MRI today that revealed he has a hamstring strain. Reid said he would be day-to-day and won't practice tomorrow. Stallworth re-injured his hamstring during the fourth quarter of last night's 31-9 win over the Green Bay Packers. He had missed the previous game with a hamstring injury.

Cornerback Roderick Hood, who missed the Packers game with a right heel strain, won't practice tomorrow.

And Reid said there is a good chance he will hold running back Brian Westbrook out of practice. Westbrook missed last night's game with inflammation in his right knee.

The rest of the players have been cleared to practice, including cornerback Lito Sheppard, who hasn't played since suffering a sprained right ankle in the Eagles' opening 24-10 win over the Houston Texans.

Reggie Brown, who suffered a shoulder injury in the fourth quarter after making a 23-yard reception yesterday, is also cleared to practice.


If Westbrook plays - which I fully expect will happen - than we have a real even game that could go either way. If Westbrook doesn't play, and Philly wins, I would consider that an upset.

I like Reid's closing thoughts on the game.

"I love the atmosphere of having the opportunity to play the Dallas Cowboys," Reid said. "Hey, this is what it is all about. They are a good football team; we are a good football team - and let's go play."

Bingo.

Here's another article from the Philly press about Owens' return.

ESPN has some more on Albert Haynesworth, including some of his past transgressions.