Week 3 of the NFL season was filled with many surprises. The quarterback-deprived Patriots seem to win games no matter who is under center, and I wouldn’t be surprised if coach Bill Belichick took snaps himself next week. Rookie quarterbacks have also made an impressive transition from playing on Saturdays to living up to expectations on Sundays. Let’s take a look at how former Oklahoma State Cowboys did this week.
Dez Bryant, wide receiver, Dallas Cowboys
The injury-plagued Bears came into Dallas to square off with the Cowboys, who were looking for their first home win in almost a calendar year. Dez Bryant seemed to return last week, as he put up big numbers against the Redskins. Against Chicago, Bryant was targeted six times and had three receptions for 40 yards. He also caught a 17-yard touchdown pass, his first of the season, which sealed the deal in Dallas’ 31-17 victory over the Bears. Although suffering an apparent knee injury in the first quarter, Bryant continued to play for the rest of the game. He’s awaiting MRI results to see if he will be active for Sunday’s matchup against the 49ers.
Dan Bailey, kicker, Dallas Cowboys
Perfect no more. Dan Bailey was 1-for-2 on Sunday night, with a 49-yard field goal in the first half. Bailey’s other attempt, a 47-yarder, missed wide left, which was a rare sight to see for most of the Cowboy fans.
Emmanuel Ogbah, linebacker, Cleveland Browns
The rookie linebacker has had a tough transition so far. He had three tackles and one pass deflection, and though the Browns’ defense forced three turnovers, it failed to capitalize and eventually lost in overtime, 30-24, to the Miami Dolphins. The Browns travel to Washington on Sunday to face a high-octane offense that loves to run and pass the ball.
Perrish Cox, cornerback, Tennessee Titans
Perrish Cox racked up seven tackles and had one pass deflection. He struggled early, going up against Oakland receiver Amari Cooper. Cox looks to regather himself after a mild performance as the Titans battle the Houston Texans on Sunday.