PHILADELPHIA - Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his 210-yard performance against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night.

He might have a tough time winning again this week.

Jackson did not practice Wednesday because of a sprained left foot and was seen limping noticeably in the locker room. He may have a tough time recovering in time for Sunday's key NFC East game against the New York Giants, though he hopes to play.

"That's the plan," Jackson said.

Jackson hurt his foot while returning a punt in the Eagles' 30-27 victory over the Cowboys, but did not miss any time. He showed plenty of his trademark speed in the fourth quarter, when he converted a short pass into a 91-yard touchdown, though he appeared to be in pain when he got back to the sideline after a celebration that drew a penalty.

"I wasn't sure I was going to make it to the end zone," Jackson said after the game.

Back in the fold

New defensive end Derrick Burgess arrived in time to participate in practice Wednesday.

Burgess was home in Oxford, Miss., when coach Andy Reid called him Monday and offered him the opportunity to replace rookie Brandon Graham. Graham was placed on injured reserve with a torn anterior cruciate ligament suffered against the Cowboys.

Burgess last played with the Eagles in 2004 before signing with Oakland during free agency. His last sack for the Eagles came against Vick, when the Eagles beat the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC championship game.

"I vaguely remember it," Burgess said. "It was a long time ago."

Burgess could get a limited number of snaps against the Giants, depending on how fast he can grasp the Eagles' defensive schemes. He hasn't played since he was with New England last season. The Patriots cut him after the preseason this year.

"If he's moving around OK, then maybe he gets a few snaps on game day," Reid said. "We'll just have to see how he's moving around."

Back on the field

Cornerback Asante Samuel practiced after missing the last three games with a sprained left knee.

Despite not playing against Chicago, Houston and Dallas, he still leads the NFL with seven interceptions. In his last game, he had two interceptions against Giants quarterback Eli Manning in the Eagles' 27-17 win on Nov. 21.

"I've got to hurry up and get me some more picks," Samuel said. "I've been stuck on seven for three weeks now."

Bumps and bruises

In addition to Jackson, linebackers Stewart Bradley (dislocated elbow) and Keenan Clayton (strained hamstring) did not practice. Tackle Winston Justice (hyperextended knee), who missed the Cowboys game, practiced on a limited basis.

Contact David Weinberg:

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