IRVING, Texas --Head coach Jason Garrett says his team must have a "healthy respect" for each of their opponents. That's certainly the case for defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh and the Detroit Lions' defensive line.
Suh, defensive tackle Corey Williams and ends Kyle Vanden Bosch and Cliff Avril -- rookie Nick Fairley won't play due to injury -- all have a combination of size and agility that makes them one of the most league's most formidable units.
Said quarterback Tony Romo: "They rush the quarterback very well. Their coaches, they have a good scheme, they put them in good situations. It's going to be a great test. We've got to be able to block them. We've got to win on routes and we've got to be able to get after them up front."
Suh is the catalyst because of the pressure he can provide in the middle. He's also stout against the run, though opponents are averaging 5.0 yards per carry against Detroit through three games.
"When you have him," head coach Jason Garrett said, "and you have those other guys they have up front playing together, it's a daunting defensive line. It really is."
The Cowboys are giving away size in the middle with center Phil Costa and guards Bill Nagy and Kyle Kosier. The key will be leverage, technique and communication for a group that's still learning to play together.
"This game's all about technique. Good technique, play hard, get after them," Kosier said. "That's any game. No different."