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Friday, September 14, 2012
Cowboys have to rally vs. Marshawn Lynch

By Todd Archer



IRVING, Texas –The Cowboys allowed four 100-yard rushers last year. On Sunday, they get their first crack at revenge in a way when they visit Seattle.

Marshawn Lynch ran for 135 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries in the Seahawks’ 23-13 loss at Cowboys Stadium. This year’s defense knows it has to be ready for the bruising Lynch. He had 85 yards on 21 carries in Seattle’s Week 1 loss to Arizona.

“When you look at Marshawn Lynch and the way he runs the ball, we know they have a commitment to the run,” inside linebacker Sean Lee said. “We’re going to have to be at our best if we want to stop them.”

Lee did not play in the Seattle game last year because of a dislocated wrist suffered the previous week when Philadelphia’s LeSean McCoy ran for 185 yards on 30 carries against Dallas. If you thought the training camp battles between Lee and DeMarco Murray were fierce, then you should expect more of it Sunday.

“He’s similar to DeMarco where he’s got an attitude in how they run,” Lee said. “He has good vision, good burst and you really have to rally to make tackles on guys like that.”