Soul quarterback Tony Graziani, defensive back Mike Brown and linebacker Rod Davis all were activated off the 4-week injured reserve list ahead of Saturday's game at rival Dallas.

All three practiced yesterday, as did defensive lineman Bryan Save, who missed the last two games with a triceps injury. Graziani, who has missed seven of the last nine games with a knee injury, ran the first-team offense.

"I expect to play if I don't have any setbacks," Graziani said. "I want to get in there and start slinging it again."

Not all the news was good, however. Starting linebacker Anthony Dunn was placed on IR with a torn spleen. Philadelphia added linebacker Craig Kobel to the active roster and signed linebacker Durand Roundtree to the practice squad.

The winner of Saturday's Soul-Dallas game will have the inside track for homefield advantage throughout the National Conference playoffs. Dallas (11-2) leads the Soul (10-3) with 3 weeks remaining, but Philadelphia owns a win over its archrival. *

- Ed Barkowitz