NFL Roundup: Emmanuel Ogbah’s Production Hidden in Cleveland, Sacks Stafford Twice

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Written by Kyle Cox

There were several former Cowbys active during this past week’s NFL slate. Let’s get started with a second-year player who has only enjoyed one win during his career.

Emmanuel Ogbah

Ogbah wreaked havoc on the Detroit Lions offensive line and Matthew Stafford with two sacks and three total tackles.

Heading into last week’s game, Ogbah ranked among the top defensive linemen in the league at get tackles behind or at the line of scrimmage.

But the Browns still lost their ninth game this season to the Lions. 38-24.

Dez Bryant

For the third-straight week Bryant failed to score, leaving him tied with Bob Hayes on the Dallas Cowboy career receiving TD list. He did make a play or two after an ankle injury held him out late the week before.

The Cowboys’ offense sputtered with the loss of left tackle Tyron Smith and running back Ezekiel Elliott, and quarterback Daz Prescott spent most of the afternoon running for his life instead of trying to improve upon what has been an iffy on-field connection with Dez.

Blake Jarwin

The rookie tight end made his NFL debut on Sunday in Atlanta. Jarwin was promoted from the Cowboys’ practice squad two weeks ago when the Philadelphia Eagles tried to sign the undrafted free agent. And with the knee injury to Geoff Swaim, Jarwin was able to see his first in-game action on Sunday.

After a beat-up Dallas offensive line was unable to protect Dak Prescott or facilitate much of a running game, the Cowboys went with several three-tight end sets to bolster the ground game. Jarwin was featured and made a little hay blocking down-field.

Jarwin was the subject of a feature by the Star-Telegram, you should check out.

Russell Okung

The Chargers came up short in a 20-17 loss to Jacksonville in overtime but Okung and Co. took care of business, keeping Philip Rivers’ jersey clean with zero sacks. Okung headlines one of the best pass protection groups in the NFL and Rivers remains toward the top of the league in sacks avoided.

Vincent Taylor

Taylor saw action on Monday night in the Dolphins’ 45-21 drumming at the hands of Cam Newton and Co. in Charlotte. One week after being held inactive, Taylor contributed with three tackles.

Lane Taylor

Taylor was back to his guard position for the Packers’ 23-16 road win over the Chicago Bears. It was Green Bay’s first victory since before Aaron Rodgers’ injury on October 15.

Lenzy Pipkens

The Packers rookie corner saw time action and recorded an assisted tackle but was also hit for an illegal block on special teams in Chicago.

Tyler Patmon

Patmon was active for the Jaguars in the 20-17 overtime win over the Chargers but did not record any stats.

Dan Bailey

Bailey remains sidelined for at least the next couple of weeks with a groin injury.