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Tomlin Coy About Who Will Start at Corner Sunday

We all know the Cowboys will be throwing a lot Sunday vs the Steelers (even more so if Marion Barber can’t go), but the big question for the Black and Gold will be who will they have in there to defense the Dallas passing attack?

Mike Tomlin said that he’s not 100 percent sure about who will be there to try and keep the ball away from the Dallas wide outs, but the good news is with the return of Bryant McFadden, he does have options. William Gay, who has gotten some important playing time, may also see some action. Tomlin didn’t say who exactly will get the start.

“Hopefully we can play both of those guys,” Tomlin said. “You’ve got to acknowledge that it’s been six weeks since Bryant has played football. But he has been practicing. We will continue to work that and see how it develops as the week goes on. “Both guys have shown they are capable of playing and playing at a high level. That’s a good problem to have. We will weigh those options a little later in the week.”

McFadden did take the practice field again today, and he should be ready to go. Another thing to watch is Troy Polamalu, who missed practice two days with a calf injury. He may have the honor of guarding Terrell Owens, who he shut down pretty good in 2004 when Owens (with the Eagles), played last at Heinz Field.

“I was on him quite a bit in that game,” Polamalu said. “Sometimes it was the defense where I happened to line up on him. “Who knows? Maybe they were trying to attack me. I don’t know. Sometimes you do a box-and-one kind of thing. I don’t think it will be the case. We have a different defense this year.”

Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering the MLB, NBA, and NFL. On Sunday’s during football season, you can hear Matt on national networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and others. Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.



  1. Tim

    December 6, 2008 at 5:43 pm

    All things considered, tomorrow’s game against Dallas SHOULD be easy for the Steelers. Look at the forecast: gusty winds, snow showers and temps in the 20s…PERFECT Steeler football weather. Dallas is a good team but look for Pittsburgh (especially the defense) to be better!

    Final score:
    Pittsburgh 23
    Dallas 6

  2. Jay

    December 7, 2008 at 6:30 pm

    This is pathetic…My philosophy is, if you can’t show up at home…then don’t fucking show up on the road either! Arians and Roethlisberger both suck…our o-line doing pretty well…Dallas D is depleted AND NOT THAT GOOD! This is bullshit! I’ve been saying all along…get rid of ben and Parker and rebuild that offense!

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