Aqib Talib didn't play in the Buccaneers last game against the Jaguars, as the team held him out with a hamstring injury. But after some time off and a little bit of practice, Talib is ready to return against the Cowboys on Saturday, according to Stephen Holder of the St. Petersburg Times. That could be crucial for the Bucs this year, as Raheem Morris intends to match Talib up on Dez Bryant, who he appears to have a lot of respect for.
"I sat Aqib down today," Morris said. "He had two hard days of work (on Tuesday and Wednesday). We got him going and got him running. We really didn’t want to push envelope too much, give him a little bit of rest. . . He’ll be able to go against a premier receiver in this league, or one (who is) about to become one, if he’s not already known as one. It’s a pretty good player he’s going to line up against this week."
Bryant can be an absolute terror for the Cowboys, so it will be important for Talib to stick to him like glue.