NFL Cowboys Call-Ups: Bailey bounces back

Nhan Doan

Sports Blogger



Stand-in rookie quarterbacks had a mixed Sunday afternoon in Week 4. Although Dak Prescott and Paxton Lynch delivered impressive performances in their fights for a permanent starting job, Bill Belichick will be relieved with the imminent return of Tom Brady in Week 5 after Jacoby Brissett couldn’t find the end zone in the Patriots’ first shutout loss since 2006. Let’s take a look at how former Oklahoma State Cowboys did this week.

Dan Bailey, kicker, Dallas Cowboys

Former OSU Cowboy Dan Bailey went 1-for-2 on field goals against the 49ers on Saturday. (Keith Allison, Flickr)
Former OSU Cowboy Dan Bailey went 1-for-2 on field goals against the 49ers on Saturday. (Keith Allison, Flickr)

Dan Bailey and the Cowboys overcame early setbacks on the road in San Francisco. Bailey missed a 47-yard kick wide left on the opening drive before the Cowboy defense surrendered 14 straight points. However, the Cowboys rallied as Bailey was successful on his 49-yard attempt late in the fourth quarter to seal the 24-17 win.

Emmanuel Ogbah, outside linebacker, Cleveland Browns

Cleveland definitely has a problem. The Browns’ inability to defend in the red zone cost them a chance at their first victory of the season, allowing four red zone touchdowns to the Washington Redskins, a team that had gone only 3-of-14 on red zone trips in its first three games of the season. Ogbah had another quiet game, matching his career-best three tackles.

Perrish Cox, cornerback, Tennessee Titans

Perrish Cox’s quick hand to grab the football in front of DeAndre Hopkins late in the third quarter was thought to be the turning point of the game. Unfortunately for Cox, that turning point turned out to be Will Fuller’s game winning punt return touchdown on the next drive. Cox had an active game, racking up three tackles, two pass deflection and one interception, while frustrating Hopkins.

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