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Sunday, September 21, 2008
Woodson matched up on Owens

By Kevin Seifert

Posted by'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.