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Next Man Up, Says Woodley Of Steelers’ Secondary

(Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)

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PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — The Steelers will have LaMarr Woodley back when they visit Dallas this weekend, and not having a healthy secondary, according to the starting linebacker, is not a concern as they prepare for one of the top-ranked passing games in the NFL.

“It shouldn’t affect what we do at all. These guys have been here all year. Some of these guys have been here for two or three years. The opportunity is here now, so it’s time for them to go out and play,” Woodley said after practice on the South Side Thursday.

Defensively, the Steelers are No. 1 in the league against the pass, but they’ll be going once again without regular cornerback Ike Taylor, and with a less proven secondary that may or may not include Josh Victorian and DeMarcus Van Dyke, in addition to Curtis Brown.

“When I went down, and when Harrison was down, Jason Worilds went in there and did a pretty good job. That’s what we expect at each and every position–for someone to go out there, and play at a high level.”


Woodley enters Week 15 with 21 solo tackles, 4.0 sacks, one pick, and one fumble recovery in ten games.

Kickoff between the Steelers and Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium is set for 4:15 Sunday on KDKA-TV. Join SportsRadio 93.7 The Fan at 2:00 P.M. Sunday, as Joe Starkey and Josh Miller bring you Pittsburgh Gameday live from Jergel’s in Warrendale.