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News: SAEN: When Bush sizzles, Lions win

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    SAN ANTONIO – The Lions are 3-0 this season when Reggie Bush totals 135 yards or more from scrimmage.

    Since entering the league in 2006, Bush ranks first among running backs in receptions (395), second in receiving yards (3,035) and second in receiving TDs (17).

    “Talk about an explosive player, he is that,” Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said at a news conference in Irving. “He’s a very good guy to throw the football to, and they try to get it to him in a lot of situations so he can make plays for them.”

    The solution for the Cowboys: Swarm him like they did the Eagles’ LeSean McCoy, who managed only 81 all-purpose yards against Sean Lee and Co.

    “They both fall into the same category of shifty and elusive running backs coming out of the backfield,” Cowboys linebacker Bruce Carter told ESPNDallas.com. “They move just as quick as wide receivers, so you really have to be turned into your keys and really stay on top of your technique because if you don’t you can be exposed.”

    Jerry Jones was asked who he thought was the greater threat Sunday: Bush or wide receiver Calvin Johnson.

    “Well, I think Bush,” Jones told Dallas’ KRLD-FM on Friday. “When I look at where we seem to have some vulnerability using the passes out of the backfield, I look at what San Diego did, I look at times what Philadelphia did, if they were able to do anything at all, coming out of that backfield. That seems defensively to be a rough area for us.

    “We’ve worked on it a lot this week. Now, Johnson, he wins most every match when they compete for the ball. If the ball is up there and he’s got a chance to get it, he wins it. He’s got the size and got the skill to make it, and, again, that’s my point. They got a guy who can really, really deliver the ball. So, having said that, I think Bush would be the one to leave home if we could get him left home.”

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