Dallas Cowboy Coach Tom Landry confirmed that...

Dallas Cowboy Coach Tom Landry confirmed that Danny White will start against the Washington Redskins in the team’s NFL opener Monday night, barring any last second problems with a rib injury.

“I think he (White) will be healthy and ready to play and if he is I’ll start him,” Landry said.

White missed the last two exhibition games with a torn cartilage in his left rib cage.


Gary Hogeboom, who threw two touchdown passes in Saturday night’s 20-10 victory over the Houston Oilers, was told by Landry on Monday that White would start.

“I told Gary and I think he understands,” Landry said. “Of course, he wants to be a first stringer, but he didn’t ask to be traded. I just explained to him what was going on.”