PHILADELPHIA -- Eagles wide receiver Terrell Owens could
miss at least one game with a sprained ankle.
Owens, who entered the weekend leading the NFL with 14 TD
receptions, was forced out of Sunday's game against the Dallas
Cowboys early in the third quarter.
"There's a pretty good chance he won't be out there," coach
Andy Reid said after the Eagles' 12-7 win over the Cowboys. "The
positive is, it's not broken. The negative is, it did swell up."
The Eagles play next Monday night at St. Louis and finish the
season on Jan. 2 at home against Cincinnati. Philadelphia, which
already has clinched home field throughout the playoffs, will have
its first playoff game on Jan. 15 or 16.
Owens, who had two receptions for 24 yards on Sunday, will have
an MRI on Monday.
Owens grabbed his right ankle when he was dragged down by Roy
Williams on a 20-yard reception to open the third quarter. He
hobbled around on the sideline, then needed help to make it into
the locker room for X-rays.
Owens entered the game with 75 catches for 1,176 yards and the
team-record 14 touchdowns.
Owens was not available for comment.
The Eagles (13-1) set a franchise record for regular-season
victories and swept the NFC East for the first time in team
"We've been to the NFC championship without T.O.," said
quarterback Donovan McNabb.
True, but the title-game failures of Philadelphia's receivers
the past three years were a big reason why the Eagles traded for
If Owens doesn't return for either of the final two
regular-season games, he'll finish one TD catch short of winning
his bet with Reid that would have required the beefy coach to wear
black spandex tights.
"I'm pretty sure coach Reid's relieved over that," linebacker
Ike Reese said, smiling. "The big guy's not hurt, severely, and he
doesn't have to worry about putting those tights on."