NFL Cowboy Call-Ups: Bryant breaks Cowboys’ record

By Grant Ramirez

Sports Blogger

@Grant_Ramirez3

 

Dez Bryant, WR, Dallas Cowboys

(Keith Allison, Flickr)

He didn’t put up a stunning stat line, but Dez Bryant played a good game in a Dallas win to snap the Cowboys’ three-game losing streak. He caught five of his seven targets for 61 yards. Bryant also had an impressive 13-yard touchdown where he made a leaping catch over the top of Washington cornerback Bashaud Breeland in the corner of the end zone. Not only was the score his first since Week 7, but it also made Cowboy history. It was Bryant’s 72nd career receiving touchdown, moving him ahead of Bob Hayes for the most in franchise history.

Tyreek Hill, WR, Kansas City Chiefs

Tyreek Hill exploded for the best game of his career on Sunday. Against the Jets, he caught six passes for 185 yards, averaging a whopping 30 yards per reception. Hill torched New York’s secondary for a pair of long touchdowns in the second half of 79 and 40 yards, respectively. Although he didn’t get many opportunities in the return game, he took his one punt return for 24 yards. It was good to see Hill get back on track after a few down weeks for him in the Kansas City offense.

Dan Bailey, K, Dallas Cowboys

Dan Bailey got his first real action since returning from a groin injury on Thursday Night Football. He doesn’t seem to be hampered at all by the injury, sending his one field goal attempt, a 24-yarder, easily through the uprights. Bailey also knocked through all five of his extra point tries in the Cowboys’ 38-14 blowout of the Redskins.

Vincent Taylor, DT, Miami Dolphins

Vincent Taylor has been inactive for stretches this season, but he did play on Sunday against Denver. The rookie defensive lineman made didn’t make a huge impact, but he recorded three tackles, tying his career high in that category. However, Taylor has played in 10 games and has yet to record a sack. He’ll look to change that next week against New England.

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