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Sunday, December 7, 2008
Pittsburgh's pass protection struggling

By James Walker
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker

PITTSBURGH -- The Steelers' biggest weakness is coming back to haunt them in the third quarter.

Trailing 10-3, Pittsburgh is trying to jump-start its offense by passing the football more and the Dallas Cowboys are starting to bring the heat.

As a result, the Cowboys have sacked quarterback Ben Roethlisberger on back-to-back drives in the third quarter to stall Pittsburgh. One sack was by cornerback Orlando Scandrick and the other was from linebacker DeMarcus Ware.

[Update: Dallas just recorded a field goal to take a 13-3 lead late in the third quarter.]