Jul 21, 2013; Oxnard, CA, USA; Dallas Cowboys offensive line coach Rod Marinelli at training camp at the River Ridge Fields. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Scanning the Savanna: Detroit Lions News from Around the Web

DETROIT LIONS NOTES: Riley Reiff is Backus tough; Reggie Bush probable for Sunday
Paula Pasche – The Oakland Press

It might be years before the comparison between Riley Reiff and Jeff Backus end.

That’s a good thing for the second-year left tackle.

Not that there was any doubt, but Reiff displayed his toughness in Sunday’s game when he returned late and played with a hamstring injury after Corey Hilliard went down.

“It’s crazy right? Me and Rob (Sims) looked at each other, ‘Is that Jeff?’’’ center Dominic Raiola said.

Detroit Lions CB Chris Houston isn’t talking, but doing a whole lot of working
Kyle Meinke – MLive.com

Struggling Detroit Lions cornerback Chris Houston was benched Sunday against Cincinnati after getting burned repeatedly on double-moves.

You know, the same kind of move that has helped Dez Bryant become one of the league’s preeminent receivers.

OPPOSING VIEW: Rod Marinelli has been a “miracle worker” for Dallas
Tim Twentyman – DetroitLions.com

This week’s Opposing View comes from Charean Williams of the Forth Worth Star-Telegram. This is Williams’ 20th season covering the NFL, including the past 14 for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. She appears weekly on the NFL Network’s Around the League. She is a Pro Football Hall of Fame selector and a past president of the Pro Football Writers of America.

Lions-Cowboys preview: Playing for the playoffs
Josh Katzenstein – The Detroit News

Pressure the quarterback

The Lions are 4-0 when they sack the opposing quarterback multiple times. The Cowboys are 0-3 when Tony Romo is sacked three or more times. So if the Lions can bring Romo down a few times, they should win.

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