Eagles Notes

Free safety

Brian Dawkins

left practice early yesterday after his back stiffened, but coach

Andy

Reid

said he thought Dawkins would be fine for tomorrow's game against the New York Giants.

Dawkins went up for an interception during a passing drill and appeared to land awkwardly. He went to the sideline and then left the team's indoor practice facility.

"His back tightened up on him and we let him go in and get treatment on it," Reid said. "I think he's going to be fine."

Reid reported that everyone practiced and that running back

Brian Westbrook

, who has had knee trouble, got in limited work.

"Westbrook went in a little bit early," Reid said. "He took the plays we needed him to take, then we got him off the turf and in for a little treatment."

Dawkins and Westbrook are listed as questionable for tomorrow.

QB is OK

Reid said that quarterback

Donovan McNabb

, who will be back after missing two games with ankle and thumb injuries, threw and moved around well during three days of work at the indoor facility.

"That surface can be a little tough on the joints," Reid said, "so it was good to see that he held up for the three days that we've been in there."

McCoy's return

The Eagles announced that offensive tackle

Pat McCoy

had been promoted from the practice squad and that rookie safety

Marcus Paschal

had been released to make room for him on the roster.

McCoy, a second-year player from West Texas A&M, spent his rookie season on the Eagles' roster but was deactivated for all 16 regular-season and both playoff games. He started the 2007 season on the active roster but was released, then was signed Sept. 20 to the practice squad.

Paschal spent most of this season on the practice squad but was signed to the active roster on Nov. 7 and played in two games.

Giant hurts

The Giants' injury report listed wide receiver

Plaxico

Burress

(ankle), safety

James Butler

(hamstring), linebacker

Antonio Pierce

(ankle), and cornerback

Aaron

Ross

(hamstring) as questionable for tomorrow. Tight end

Jeremy Shockey

(abdominal strain) was listed as probable.

- Joe Juliano