'Questionable' Favre likely to extend streak

With an NFL-record streak of 289 regular-season starts on the line, Brett Favre is listed as questionable for Minnesota's game Sunday against Dallas.

Favre had only limited practice this week for the Vikings while trying to rest his ailing right elbow, which has been bothered by tendinitis.

Favre told NFL partner ESPN in an interview that wasn’t open to other media Friday that he expects to start Sunday.

Coach Brad Childress said Friday a final decision on Favre’s status would be made before the Cowboys game.

“It will be right up till then. You never know coming back. Of course he took a few more turns today. I can’t look into a crystal ball and see how he wakes up tomorrow,” Childress said.

“He could wake up with the gout tomorrow morning,” he added.

Favre said this week he’d consider sitting out to rest if necessary, but worse injuries haven’t kept him from playing in the past. He wore a wrap on his throwing elbow, and Childress said he looked “OK” in practice.

THE $5,000 TWEET

The NFL has fined Cincinnati’s Terrell Owens $5,000 for violating the league’s ban on using social media shortly before games.

Owens acknowledged that he broke the rule by sending out a message on Twitter an hour before Cincinnati’s 24-21 loss to Tampa Bay on Sunday. Players and coaches can’t use social media 90 minutes before games, during games and shortly afterward.

Detroit wide receiver Nate Burleson was fined $15,000 Friday for kicking a football into the stands and displaying a shirt with a personal message in a 44-6 win over St. Louis on Sunday.


The Dallas Cowboys have promoted former reality TV show winner Jesse Holley to the active roster and released offensive lineman Robert Brewster.

Holley, a wide receiver, was the winner of a show hosted by former Cowboys receiver Michael Irvin that guaranteed the winner a spot in Cowboys’ training camp in 2009.

Holley spent all of last season and the first month of this season on the practice squad. He could be active Sunday against Minnesota to play on special teams.


Kevin Kolb will make his second straight start in place of the injured Michael Vick when the Philadelphia Eagles host Atlanta on Sunday. Eagles coach Andy Reid says Vick practiced Friday for the first time since sustaining a rib cartilage injury on Oct. 3. There’s a chance Vick will be the backup quarterback against his former team. Jason Campbell will start at quarterback for the Oakland Raiders this week against San Francisco in place of the injured Bruce Gradkowski. Running back Darren McFadden is questionable with a hamstring injury. The NFL rejected Antwan Odom’s appeal on Friday and suspended the Bengals defensive end four games for violating its policy on performance-enhancing substances. A sprained plant-foot ankle incurred Friday during practice could keep Giants kicker Lawrence Tynes out of the lineup Sunday against the Lions and force a late roster addition. Tynes injured the left ankle on a kickoff during special teams drills. He walked off the field under his own power, and was later sent to the locker room. Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is practicing again in a limited role. Stafford, who hasn’t played since injuring his throwing shoulder in the season opener against Chicago, was upgraded to questionable on the team’s injury report. Saints leading rusher Pierre Thomas will miss his third straight game on Sunday in Tampa Bay while he continues to rehabilitate a left ankle sprain.