NFL Cowboy Call-Ups: Hill breaks loose in primetime game

By Grant Ramirez

Sports Blogger

@Grant_Ramirez3

 

Tyreek Hill, WR, Kansas City Chiefs

(O’Colly File Photo)

Tyreek Hill finally broke one on Sunday Night Football against the Texans. Midway through the fourth quarter, Hill fielded a punt and proceeded to weave through and run past Houston’s coverage team to score an 82-yard touchdown, and effectively seal the game for Kansas City. In addition to the return, he had four receptions for 68 yards, including a 38-yard catch along the sideline to convert a third-and-16 where he displayed great body control to get both feet in bounds.

 

Dez Bryant, WR, Dallas Cowboys

Although the Packers seem to have the Cowboys’ number, Dez Bryant usually plays well in matchups with Green Bay. Sunday, he made five catches for 52 yards. He also caught a 10-yard touchdown pass off a beautiful throw from quarterback Dak Prescott, where Bryant beat cornerback Damarious Randall on a fade to put Dallas up 21-6. Bryant could have had another touchdown earlier in the game, but he dropped a ball that was low to the ground; however, he did draw a penalty on a defender on the play.

 

Emmanuel Ogbah, DE, Cleveland Browns

After a monstrous performance in Cincinnati in Week 4, Emmanuel Ogbah wasn’t as disruptive Sunday. In a loss to the Jets, he made a respectable five tackles but failed to record a sack. Ogbah may see a decrease in opportunities now that No. 1 overall pick Myles Garrett has returned to the lineup. However, the attention Garrett will draw from opposing offenses should allow Ogbah to get more one-on-one matchups on the edge in the coming weeks.

 

Dan Bailey, K, Dallas Cowboys

Dan Bailey had yet another perfect performance against Green Bay. The Cowboys were efficient at finishing their drives with touchdowns, so Bailey was called on only for one field-goal attempt, a 43-yarder that he kicked right down the middle of the uprights. Bailey also knocked through all four of his extra-point attempts.

 

Vincent Taylor, DT, Miami Dolphins

Vincent Taylor isn’t producing big numbers for the Dolphins so far in his rookie season, but he has contributed to Miami’s defensive line rotation. In a win over the Titans, he made only two tackles, but as a mainly a run-stuffing presence, he helped limit Tennessee to only 69 rushing yards, which is nearly half the Titans average for the season.

ozone@ocolly.com

 

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