NFL Cowboy Call-Ups: Bryant struggles during Cowboys’ success

Ali Guidoum

Sports Blogger


Dez Bryant, wide receiver, Dallas Cowboys

Dallas receiver Dez Bryant has been inconsistent this season. (Felipe Mac, Flickr)
Dallas receiver Dez Bryant has been inconsistent this season.
(Felipe Mac, Flickr)

Dez Bryant has been quiet lately. Bryant had one reception for 19 yards after being targeted four times against the Browns on Sunday. Although the Cowboys dismantled the Browns 35-10, the focus has not only been on their two rookies who have been shining, but also Bryant’s inconsistency. Bryant has 16 receptions for 282 receiving yards and two touchdowns.


Dan Bailey, kicker, Dallas Cowboys

It was another easy day at the office for Dan Bailey, as the Cowboy offense rolled over the Browns’ defense, scoring a touchdown on almost every possession. Bailey did not have to attempt a field goal and was perfect in his five extra point attempts.


Perrish Cox, cornerback, Tennessee Titans

Cox had five tackles in the Titans’ 43-35 loss to the Chargers. Cox and the Titans defense found themselves in a bit of a hole after giving up 275 yards through the air. Cox was busy all game going up against San Diego’s offensive receiving weapons in Antonio Gates and Tyrell Williams. Despite the loss, Cox has been playing some great football lately and looks to continue his great play as the season progresses.


Russell Okung, offensive tackle, Denver Broncos

Okung and the Denver Broncos’ offensive line hit a road block as they traveled to Oakland to take on the Raiders in a division matchup to take sole possession of first place. Okung and the rest of the O-line had a busy day against a young but talented defense, as they allowed six quarterback hits and two sacks. The rushing game didn’t go well for them either, as they racked up only 33 yards on the ground. Despite the 30-20 loss, the Broncos stand at 6-3, only a game behind the Raiders for the division lead.


Emmanuel Ogbah, linebacker, Cleveland Browns

Emmanuel Ogbah continues to work hard and improve week by week. Ogbah’s transition from college to professional football has been off to a rough start as of late. Ogbah’s biggest test came Sunday when went up against the Cowboys’ offensive line. Although the Browns were dismantled by the Cowboys, Ogbah assisted on four tackles. So far this season, Ogbah has 17 solo tackles and 16 assisted tackles, including three sacks. The winless Browns travel to Baltimore to take on Ravens in a divisional showdown Thursday night.


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