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Woodson matched up on Owens

9/21/2008

Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Green Bay Packers have been hinting at a few defensive wrinkles this week, and the first one was evident on the third play of the game tonight against Dallas.

When the Cowboys lined up for their first offensive play, it was cornerback Charles Woodson -- and not Al Harris -- who was matched up against receiver Terrell Owens. The Packers typically pit Harris against their opponents' best receiver, but last season Owens lit up Harris for seven receptions and 156 yards at Texas Stadium.

Woodson is playing with a fractured toe, but he'll probably get some help while Harris matches up in single coverage against Patrick Crayton. We'll see how the Packers play it for the rest of the game, but it's an interesting departure from their standard approach.