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The Cowboys Are Making A Surprising Change Ahead Of Today's Game

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ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 05: A Dallas Cowboys helmet at AT&T Stadium on November 5, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

The Cowboys are coming off a brutal offensive showing in a loss to the Seahawks and Dallas is reportedly making a surprising change ahead of this afternoon's game against the Detroit Lions at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Jason Garrett's team, which has struggled to get any kind of consistent play from quarterback Dak Prescott or any of his wide receivers, is shaking things up before kickoff against the Lions.

NFL Network reporter Jane Slater reports that the Cowboys are making a change to their wide receivers group ahead of today's contest.

Veteran Cowboys wide receiver Terrance Williams will not be playing. Brice Butler, a recent addition to the team, will be active.

"OC Scott Linehan said the offense would have a few more wrinkles this week so here’s one ahead of it. Team sources tell me Cowboys WR Terrance Williams will not play today. I’m told he will be inactive meaning they will lean on Brice Butler more in his absence," she reports.

The Cowboys could definitely use a shakeup before today's game against the Lions, especially in the passing game.

Prescott hasn't been able to get anything going with his arm and he hasn't had a ton of help from his wide receivers. Ezekiel Elliott has run the ball pretty well, but outside of that, Dallas' offense hasn't done much of substance so far this season.

The Cowboys are off to a 1-2 start on the season, falling in the season opener to Carolina and in Week 3 against Seattle.

Dallas and Detroit are set to kick off at 1 p.m. E.T. today. The game will be on FOX.