GRAPEVINE, Tx. -- King Dunlap saw the play where Winston Justice hyperextended his knee during the win over the Texans. Having suffered the injury himself earlier this season, Dunlap didn't expect Justice to be ready for tomorrow's game against the Cowboys. Justice was ruled out on Saturday and didn't make the trip to Dallas.
"I figured he wouldn't be ready. He doesn't have enough power left. It still kind of bothered him. It was still swollen," Dunlap said at the team hotel. "I kind of knew throughout the week that I would be starting."
Dunlap started back-to-back games at left tackle earlier this season for the injured Jason Peters. His first-career start came against the Falcons and Pro Bowl defensive end John Abraham. Dunlap performed well in the Eagles' win.
"Getting experience is probably the biggest key in playing offensive line, actually getting reps during the game, game-time experience," Dunlap said. "I know what to look forward to going into the game. I've been watching tape. I've been on the field. I'm ready to play. It's a big game. We still have that taste in our mouths from last year from them beating us all three times last year."
On Sunday night, Dunlap will likely see one of the league's premier pass rushers in All-Pro outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware. However, Dunlap will be at right tackle. Dunlap said that he's comfortable there because he worked on that side all throughout the summer and training camp.
"I'm sure I'll see him throughout the game. He's one of the premier pass rushers in the league," Dunlap said. "It's going to be fun to go out there and see what I've got."
-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 6:45 p.m., December 11