Friday, September 20, 2013
George Selvie offers versatility
By Todd Archer
IRVING, Texas -- When George Selvie signed with the Dallas Cowboys on July 25, the goal was to just make the team. On Sunday Selvie will make his third start when the Cowboys host the St. Louis Rams at AT&T Stadium.
“It couldn’t have gone any better,” Selvie said. “It’s just rolling for me. I’m in a good position and I’m trying to stay in a good position. And doing whatever they want me to do.”
With Anthony Spencer working his way back from knee surgery, which was performed the same day Selvie signed, the Cowboys have needed Selvie to lock down the other defensive end spot opposite DeMarcus Ware.
In two games Selvie has been credited with four tackles, a sack, a tackle for loss, four quarterback pressures and a fumble recovery.
Last week against the Chiefs he saw time at defensive tackle in pass-rush situations, and sliding over only a few feet is eye-opening.
“It does make a lot of difference because it’s a tighter space in there,” Selvie said. “There’s some bigger guys too ... You always try to use your strength against those guys but also quickness. I played a little bit inside earlier in my career, so that helps, but you try to use your quickness and hands to get to the quarterback.”