NFL Cowboy Call-Ups: Bryant, Cowboys struggling

By Grant Ramirez

Sports Blogger

@Grant_Ramirez3

 

Dez Bryant, WR, Dallas Cowboys

(Brook Ward, Flickr)

Dez Bryant struggled to get anything going in Dallas’ third straight blowout loss, with this one coming at the hands of the Chargers. Off only five targets, he caught three passes for 37 yards, which are all his second lowest totals of the season. Recently, Bryant can’t seem to find a connection with quarterback Dak Prescott, who has struggled mightily with star running back Ezekiel Elliott out of the lineup while he is serving a six-game suspension.

Tyreek Hill, WR, Kansas City Chiefs

Buffalo’s defense contained Tyreek Hill on Sunday. In Kansas City’s loss, the explosive receiver was limited to only 41 yards on seven receptions. Hill’s average of 5.8 yards per reception was a season low. He was actually more effective on the ground this week, averaging 6.5 yards per carry. Hill’s struggles reflect the Chiefs’ offense as a whole, as they are struggling to move the ball and make dynamic plays like they regularly did early in the season.

Dan Bailey, K, Dallas Cowboys

After missing the past four games because of a groin injury, Dan Bailey made his return to the field on Thanksgiving. He didn’t get any kicking opportunities, though, as the Cowboys failed to move the ball into field goal range. Dallas elected to go for two after their lone touchdown, which left Bailey on the sideline. However, it is encouraging he was able to handle kickoff duties without encountering any issues from his injury.

Kevin Peterson, CB, Los Angeles Rams

Cornerback Kevin Peterson was promoted from the Rams’ practice squad to their roster this week. The move was in response to the plethora of injuries Los Angeles’ secondary has endured recently. Peterson was active against New Orleans on Sunday, though he didn’t log any defensive snaps. He did contribute on special teams, however.

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