Westbrook still on shelf

Brian Westbrook didn’t practice Friday. Andy Reid said it was precautionary, and told reporters the running back wasn’t experiencing any headaches. Wrong.

Westbrook endured symptoms of a mild headache Friday afternoon, according to head athletic trainer Rick Burkholder, and was held out of last night’s game against the Cowboys as a result.

Westbrook is two weeks removed from a concussion, caused by a knee to the back of the head at Washington. Westbrook also sat out last Sunday’s game against the Giants, a contest the Eagles easily won without him.

“We all thought it would be in the best interests of Brian and the team that he should be deactivated for tonight’s game,” Burkholder said. “We will continue to evaluate Brian this week.”

Rookie running back LeSean McCoy made his fourth career start, in Westbrook’s place. McCoy has rushed for 348 yards and two TDs this season.