Originally written September 11, 2013 on Fox Sports Southwest:
IRVING, Texas -- Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles is battling a quad injury and said he didn't plan on practicing Wednesday. That could lead some to believe Charles' status for Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys is uncertain. If Charles has a choice, it sounds like he'll be taking the field. "I'm excited. I don't want to miss this game for the world because everybody from Texas will be watching this game," Charles said during a Wednesday conference call with media members at Valley Ranch. "I think I need to go out there and just show everybody what kind of Texas player I am." Charles, a former standout at Port Arthur Memorial High School, said he grew up watching Emmitt Smith and Troy Aikman but was not a fan of the Cowboys because a rival Pop Warner team was named the Cowboys, "so I didn't like them." Charles went on to play three seasons at the University of Texas, rushing for 3,328 yards and 36 tou...
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