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Tyrann Mathieu to get 1st NFL start

Updated: August 14, 2013, 10:15 AM ET
Associated Press

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The "Honey Badger" is about to get his first NFL start.

Arizona coach Bruce Arians said Tuesday that rookie Tyrann Mathieu will start at free safety in place of injured Rashad Johnson when the Arizona Cardinals play the Dallas Cowboys on Saturday.

Mathieu has been a sensation in training camp as he looks to make a comeback after being booted from the LSU team for marijuana use and sitting out football altogether last season.

In his NFL debut in Arizona's ...

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