Ellis Hobbs said that he is not retiring, although the Eagles cornerback sure sounded content with the idea should he eventually choose to do so.
"I'm not planning on anything," Hobbs said Tuesday. "I just feel like if I need to leave this game then I can leave it with an empty conscience, that I [played] my hardest. . . . I'm comfortable with or without the game. That's all."
Hobbs, who suffered a devastating neck injury two weeks ago, was at the Water Works Restaurant near the Art Museum as part of the NFLPA's One Team Tour, which is visiting NFL cities to raise awareness about the league's labor issues.
It's unclear if Hobbs will be affected by a looming work stoppage. After his second season-ending neck injury in two seasons, his future was immediately called into question. Hobbs was hurt returning a kick when a New York Giants player led with his helmet on what the league considered a legal hit.
The Eagles placed him on injured reserve, but the 27-year-old said he was in no rush to make any long-term decisions.
"I'm putting on my brakes and I'm just relaxing now," said Hobbs, who seemed to walk without a trace of pain. "It's only been literally a week, two weeks, so there's no need to rush into anything. I'm on injured reserve right now and there's nothing else to look forward to as far as my career right now."
Hobbs said he was not yet scheduled to undergo surgery to repair a damaged disk in his neck. He underwent a similar procedure last December.
Winston Justice said he would practice Wednesday when the Eagles reconvene at the NovaCare Complex after the team had the weekend off.
The Eagles tackle hyperextended his knee on Thursday against the Texans and had to leave the game. On Monday, coach Andy Reid was noncommittal on whether Justice would be fit to play Sunday.
He did say his starting right tackle would wear a brace.
"I'm feeling great," said Justice, who was also at the Water Works. "I'm walking a lot better than I did."
If Justice can't play against Dallas, King Dunlap will start in his place.