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Garrard Expected To Start Against Dallas

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ORCHARD PARK, NY - OCTOBER 10: David Garrard #9 of the Jacksonville Jaguars passes against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium on October 10, 2010 in Orchard Park, New York. Jacksonville won 36-26. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Sunday’s Jaguars-Cowboys game, unfortunately for Dallas, will not likely be a battle of backup quarterbacks Jon Kitna and Todd Bouman. Jacksonville’s starter David Garrard was cleared to practice on Tuesday, and, per Gene Frenette of the Florida Times-Union, head coach Jack Del Rio expects Garrard to start against Dallas.

"As long as he remembers snap counts and how to play football," said Del Rio, per ProFootballTalk.com.

Garrard suffered a concussion in the team’s 30-3 loss to Tennessee on Monday Night Football two weeks ago, an injury that forced him to miss last week’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs. In that contest, the Jacksonville backup, Bouman suffered an injury to his pinky finger.

As for the Cowboys, Kitna will start a game for the first time since 2008, when he was a member of the Detroit Lions. Starter Tony Romo, of course, will be out the next 6-8 weeks as he recovers from a fractured left clavicle.

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