Mason Rudolph had his best game as a Cowboy, James Washington continued his torrid pace and Chad Whitener had his breakout game.
Mason Rudolph - There was some talk of Rudolph being frustrated with the way the quarterbacks were being rotated this week. If this is what Rudolph does when he's frustrated sign me all the way up for the frustrated Mason Rudolph every week. After his first long ball attempt (an overthrow of Austin Hays) he was dialed in. The next two long balls were completions to James Washington for touchdowns. One of his prettier passes was on the double reverse flea-flicker to Marcell Ateman that was dropped. Maybe Rudolph needs the big stage to shine. If that's the case, these next three games set up as a prime time Broadway show. This was the Mason Rudolph I think we all expected before the season.
Game Stats - 16/24 for 352 yards and 5 touchdowns; 8 carries for 30 yards and a 258.6 passer rating (Goodness).
James Washington - Washington is the next great Oklahoma State wide receiver. The question has been answered. His two first quarter touchdowns gave the Cowboys momentum that they never relinquished. His big play ability should open up the other receivers going forward as defensive coordinators will have to respect him by using a couple guys to cover him. "Big Play James" posted scores of 48, 50 and 74 yards. Washington was rightfully added to the Biletnikoff watch list on Monday. We agree, he's pretty good at the game of football. A side note: Could Russell Westbrook meet James Washington at his peak during his jump celebration after a touchdown? Probably not.
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Game Stats - 5 receptions for 184 yards and 3 touchdowns.
Chad Whitener - There didn't seem to be a ton of concern from the coaching staff after Ryan Simmons was deemed out for the season. This doesn't take away anything from Simmons who we all know was a heck of a player and big time leader for this team. It just seemed like the coaching staff and other defenders (Simmons included) didn't think their was a big drop off from Simmon to Whitener. Saturday Whitener showed why. He showed off his range with his two interceptions as well as some athleticism with his first interception return, almost scoring a touchdown, something he would get with his second. Whitener was responsible for 14 points if you consider he put the ball on the one yard line which Walsh finished with a touchdown run on the next play. He posted one heck of a stat line as well.
Game Stats - 12 total tackles, 8 solo & 4 assisted; 2 interceptions & 1 touchdown.
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