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Bucs ready for kickoff in Big D



BryantcatchWe're here, live from Irving, Texas where the Bucs are warming up for kickoff against the Cowboys.

There's lots of pregame news to sort through, so let's get to it.

The Bucs just announced their inactive list, and for the first time in five weeks, it does not include WR Joey Galloway. He is in uniform and will play today, though it's unclear exactly what his role will be.

Also, WR Dexter Jackson is inactive having officially lost his job as the team's kick and punt returner. Jackson likely will be replaced by rookie free agent Clifton Smith, who was signed from the practice squad on Saturday. Another notable inactive is RB Michael Bennett. That move likely is a result of Smith being active for the game.

WR Maurice Stovall (hamstring) and FB B.J. Askew (hamstring) did not make the trip.

We'll see what else the day brings as the Bucs face old friend Brad Johnson, who is starting at quarrterback for the Cowboys today. Expect him to be subjected to some creative pressure from coordinator Monte Kiffin's defense.

I'll be here throughout the afternoon to walk you through the game. Hit me up in the comments section below with your thoughts or questions.

(Pictured - Antonio Bryant. Times photo - Brendan Fitterer. Click to enlarge.)

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 3:15pm]


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