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 touchdowns from 2005-2007. The Longhorns won a national title...