Sunday, September 16, 2012
Cowboys go heavy on lines vs. Seattle
By Todd Archer
SEATTLE -- The Cowboys are dressing only four wide receivers today vs. Seattle after using all six in the season opener.
The Cowboys made the move in order to go heavier along the offensive and defensive lines. The team has preferred to use just seven offensive linemen on game day, but Derrick Dockery is active and every healthy defensive lineman is active.
The inactive players are Cole Beasley, Andre Holmes, Mario Butler, Matt Johnson, Kyle Wilber, Phil Costa and Jay Ratliff.
Cornerback Mike Jenkins will make his debut after missing the opener because of offseason shoulder surgery, and newly signed LeQuan Lewis is active to play a special teams role. Wilber (thumb) is healthy but the Cowboys chose to de-activate him in favor of deeper lines.
Seattle will be without left tackle Russell Okung, who is slowed by a bruised knee. He will be replaced by Frank Omiyale. Wide receiver Charly Martin, running back Kregg Lumpkin, safety Winston Guy, cornerback Jeremy Lane, guard James Carpenter and defensive tackle Jaye Howard are Seattle's other inactives.