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November 30, 2011

Kolb will play Sunday

Stephenville's Kevin Kolb expects to be ready to go for Sunday's game against the Cowboys. He has missed the past four games with a toe injury that has taken longer to heal than anticipated.

"I had a pretty good day of practice today," Kolb said in a phone interview Wednesday. "The foot did well. That was encouraging."

It has been a disappointing season for Kolb and the Cardinals. Arizona traded with the Eagles for Kolb and then signed him to a six-year, $65 million contract extension. The Cardinals are 1-7 with him as their starter as he has completed only 56.8 percent of his passes and has eight touchdowns and eight interceptions.

He feels more confident in the offense than he did in Week 1, after not having had an off-season to work with an offense that is different than Philadelphia's. But having not played in a while hasn't helped his development.

"It's been very frustrating," Kolb said. "The biggest thing for me is I want to improve every week and become the quarterback and the offense and the team that we desire to be. So when you're missing out on that, you feel like you're taking a step backward and you have to work harder to get back into it, and you hope that you knock off whatever rust has been built up before you get back in the game."

-- Charean Williams



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