Winston Justice said that the Eagles saved him from himself last weekend. Even though Justice suffered a hyperextended knee against the Texans on December 2, he wanted to be out on the field last Sunday night in the win over the Cowboys.
"It was hard for me to accept that my knee wasn't 100 percent and ready to go," Justice said on Wednesday. "I really feel like the coaches and the trainers have the best interests at heart. Sometimes they have to protect you from yourself like they did last week."
Justice said that in his mind he's 100 percent, but he won't know for sure until he tests the knee in today's practice. Justice said that expects to be a full participant, but has to wait and see how he knee holds up in the warm-ups and individual drills. When asked about the chances of him playing Sunday, Justice added that he's "always hoping to be able to play."
Watching from home on Sunday night, Justice was impressed by the play of his replacement King Dunlap. He also enjoyed seeing how the offensive line dominated the Dallas defense to run the final 4:22 off of the clock to seal the three-point win.
"I was pretty impressed, especially against that tough Dallas defense," Justice said. "It's hard to make those big runs like that. They don't really give them up that often against us."
-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 2:06 p.m., December 15