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.”
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