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Two Cowboys offensive linemen will miss game

The Redskins defense is hungry to show its new aggressive, ball-hunting style. It appears the group will be drawing the Dallas Cowboys on a good week. At least a couple of starting offensive linemen are not expected to play.

Right tackle Marc Colombo will miss Sunday's game, according to reports, which should be good news for Redskins' linebackers rushing the edges
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The Cowboys' line is the weak link in its offense and the Redskins will face it at a good time. Dallas will also be without starting left guard Kyle Kosier, who's still recovering a knee sprain. Montrae Holland will get the start at left guard and Alex Barron will likely replace Colombo at right tackle.

Quarterback Tony Romo was sacked 34 times last season, an average of 2.1 per game. In five preseason games, Dallas quarterbacks were sacked 16 times, an average of 3.2 per game.

By Rick Maese  |  September 9, 2010; 10:45 AM ET
Categories:  Dallas Cowboys  
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salivating.

Posted by: Bigfoot_has_a_posse | September 9, 2010 10:51 AM | Report abuse


Beeeeeeeeeeep

Posted by: hessone | September 9, 2010 10:55 AM | Report abuse

Ahhh the plot thickens....

Starting right tackle=OUT
Starting left guard=OUT
Starting left tackle= Doug "FREE PASS" Free

MY GOD PLEASE LET US COMPLETELY BLOW UP THEIR LEFT SIDE!

I'm getting a semi from this news...

Come to think of it, this sounds a little reminiscent of the beginning of the 'Skins season last year.. HMHHMMM something to look forward to for the year PUKES???
HTTR

Posted by: iHAVEfaith | September 9, 2010 11:05 AM | Report abuse

Whatever. How many guys are going to go for a kill shot on Romo?

Only to have him shake free and get a pass off.

Posted by: Scoonie97 | September 9, 2010 11:08 AM | Report abuse

I hope to see Romo taken out for his own safety! We need this game to set the tone for the season. Defense needs to pummel these guys with the hard hits we have not seen in years. Dez Bryant needs to have a proper welcome to the NFL. LL needs to flat layout some Cowboys!!!

Posted by: alaskantuf_99 | September 9, 2010 11:19 AM | Report abuse

"Whatever. How many guys are going to go for a kill shot on Romo?

Only to have him shake free and get a pass off."

The whole Dline and LB Corps for the Vikings in the playoffs. They were in his arse for that whole game. Hopefully, the Skins can beat him down in a similar manner.

Posted by: BigRich1 | September 9, 2010 11:48 AM | Report abuse

"Whatever. How many guys are going to go for a kill shot on Romo?

Only to have him shake free and get a pass off."

The whole Dline and LB Corps for the Vikings in the playoffs. They were in his arse for that whole game. Hopefully, the Skins can beat him down in a similar manner.

Posted by: BigRich1 | September 9, 2010 11:48 AM | Report abuse

Watch what you wish for, this gives their back ups a chance to prove they can be starters in week one on national TV. They can't wait! Still hope AH plays the whole game and up to his ability! I'd love to knock out Romo but really hope Farve is still standing when we play Minn. so we can make his retirement plans for him.

Posted by: vegasskinsfan | September 9, 2010 12:01 PM | Report abuse

"The whole Dline and LB Corps for the Vikings in the playoffs"

Redskins are nowhere near that level. Romo won't need a lot of time to survey the field since Witten and the WR's will be running free. They gonna drop Orakpo or Carter into coverage? The other is getting doubled by the RB. Cowboys only need 21 points, the Skins offense is putrid.

Posted by: sleastacks | September 9, 2010 12:03 PM | Report abuse

Sleastacks,
Crawl back in the wet cave in Dallas.

Posted by: alaskantuf_99 | September 9, 2010 12:56 PM | Report abuse

We didn't even need no breaks ... Go 'Skins!

Posted by: evpoison | September 9, 2010 1:37 PM | Report abuse

Lavar said our OLBs would be a strength but neither Carter nor Orakpo are that great in coverage. We're going to have some match up problems.

Haslet thinks he can live with 400yds of offense IF some of those drives end in turnovers. Pray he's right, because they're going to be running the ball a lot - something we couldn't stop in preseason.

BTW, we're new to the 3-4, Carriker (lining up over Alex Barron) was out last season, as was Kemo - who looked soft in preseason. Haynesworth (also soft) could be a plus or minus no one knows if he's even going to play. Gholston I like at RDE.

Reed Doughty (they're going to target Reed all night) is our last line of defense against Dez Bryant, Williams, Austin . . . which is a tough challenge for anyone. Moore would have been tested as well but we're been told Moore has a little more speed. We're going to rely on Reed's instincts on this and Haslet's scheme and there are going to be some big gains, some leading to points.

The OL news is encouraging at first, but doesn't amount to much of an advantage for us - especially considering Romo seems to excel at dumping the ball off on broken plays for big gains.

Bottom line we're going to have to find a way to hang around and get a couple big breaks and hope to seize control late in the 4th.

Something along these lines:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VG26ArRL14

Posted by: BrooklynSkins | September 9, 2010 1:38 PM | Report abuse

This is all well and good, but if the offense doesn't put up somoe points, it's a moot point.

Posted by: jwash4472 | September 9, 2010 2:56 PM | Report abuse

Conversely, you'd have to think that DeMarcus Ware is salivating over having a rookie Left Tackle playing his first NFL game will be lined up in front of him.

If that isn't bad enough, the poor kid gets Houston's Mario Williams the following week.

Posted by: owiz | September 9, 2010 4:11 PM | Report abuse

moore is not a little faster than doughty..he is much faster, doughty is slow, too slow if horton is at 100% or close to that start him.

Posted by: wathu19 | September 9, 2010 5:20 PM | Report abuse

funny to see how many people have been in haslett's defensive scheme meeting and know what he's planning to do and how he intends to utilize his coverages. i'm hope he knows a little more about defense and has an idea of how to cover their weaknesses and maximize their strengths a little more than we internet defensive gurus do. lol

Posted by: heatseeker690069 | September 9, 2010 6:58 PM | Report abuse

The Cowboys need to bring Flozell back.

Posted by: RoyHobbs4 | September 9, 2010 7:12 PM | Report abuse

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