NFL Cowboy Call-Ups: Bryant hot as of late

By Grant Ramirez

Sports Blogger

@Grant_Ramirez3

 

Tyreek Hill, WR, Kansas City Chiefs

In a Thursday night thriller, Tyreek Hill had a monster game against Oakland. On eight targets, he made six receptions for 125 yards and a touchdown where he blew past the coverage of cornerback David Amerson and raced down the right sideline for a 64-yard score. He made another great catch late in the third quarter, holding on to a 30-yard pass despite safety Reggie Nelson blasting Hill. The catch converted a third down and set up a field goal to put the Chiefs up two scores. Hill added seven rushing yards on two attempts.

Dez Bryant, WR, Dallas Cowboys

(Brook Ward, Flickr)

Dez Bryant has strung together a few good games after coming out the gates slowly. In San Francisco, he caught seven passes off 10 targets for 63 yards. Although it isn’t a huge yardage total, it was Bryant’s second highest of the season. Plus, his biggest contributions have always come in the red zone. He made a touchdown catch in the fourth quarter where he showed great body control to quickly tap down both of his feet before getting shoved out of the back of the end zone.

Dan Bailey, K, Dallas Cowboys

It was a typical start for Dan Bailey in San Francisco, as he knocked through Dallas’ first two extra point attempts. However, things took a turn for the worst when Bailey exited the game because of a groin injury he suffered in the first half. In his place, safety Jeff Heath amazingly made 2-of-3 extra points and was capable in handling kickoff duties. Moving forward, the outlook isn’t good for Bailey. He is expected to miss at least a few weeks, so the Cowboys will be in search for a replacement to add while he recovers.

Emmanuel Ogbah, DE, Cleveland Browns

Although his streak of games without a sack extended to three on Sunday, Emmanuel Obgah had a solid day against the Titans. He made five tackles, improving upon a weak two-tackle performance last week and tying his second-highest total of the season. Although Cleveland lost, it limited Tennessee to only 12 points and didn’t allow them to make it into the end zone.

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