Dez Bryant (WR) - Dez secured four of eight targets for 50 yards and a touchdown. The touchdown was Bryant's third of the season. Dez will now receive his passes from Kellen Moore (the former Boise State quarterback). Moore is the fourth different quarterback for the Cowboys this season. The Cowboys have to regret the release of Brandon Weeden who will start for his second different team, the Houston Texans, this coming Sunday.
Dez doing Dez things:
Here it is...Kellen Moore TD pass to Dez Bryant. pic.twitter.com/d3rBZlmy5U— Dave Southorn (@IDS_Southorn) December 20, 2015
Dan Bailey (K) - Dan "Clockwork Orange" Bailey continued his insane efficiency in the week 15 loss to the New York Jets. Bailey hit all three of his field goal attempts and his lone point after attempt. Bailey is 28 of 29 on the season.
Perrish Cox (CB) - Cox and the Titans took another loss, this one to the Patriots by the score of 33-16. It was 24-3 at the half and it was never really close. The Titans also lost top pick Marcus Mariota for the game and likely for the season with a knee injury. Cox finished the game with a single tackle and has had a rough December.
Russell Okung (LT) - Okung and the Seahawks smoked the Cleveland Browns 30-13 to clinch a playoff birth Sunday, the clubs fourth straight postseason trip. However, Okung left the game in the second half with a calf strain and was unable to return. His status is unknown for this Sunday's matchup with the St. Louis Rams.
Brandon Weeden (QB) - By now you've likely heard that Weeden came in to throw a game winning touchdown for the Houston Texans. With that win the Texans find themselves in control of their own destiny, if they can win against the Titans and the Jaguars they will find themselves hosting a playoff game come wildcard weekend. Unreal considering Weeden represents the fourth different starting quarterback the Texans have used this season. Weeden finished the game 11-18 for 105 yards and a touchdown.
Go ahead TD pass like its 2011 in College Station https://t.co/WjUtuVtsZ6— Kyle Fredrickson (@kylefredrickson) December 20, 2015
Weeden with the jets!!!!
Brandon Weeden with the https://t.co/4F3pnzk3DE— Kyle Fredrickson (@kylefredrickson) December 20, 2015
Kendall Hunter (RB) - After being signed this week, Hunter saw six snaps (out of 80) in his Saints debut. He finished with one carry for two yards. Hopefully he gets to see his snap count go up. The Saints had another long night as they lost to the Detroit Lions 35-27 to bring their record to 5-9 on the year.
Kevin Williams (DT) - Williams recorded another tackle in Monday Night's loss to the Lions. Williams has recorded a stat in all 14 games this season.
Lane Taylor (OG) - Taylor helped the Packers defeat the Oakland Raiders 30-20 to clinch a playoff birth.
Not Pistols Firing (Injured or Inactive Pokes)
Brandon Pettigrew (TE) - The Detroit Lions tight end is on the injured reserve with a torn ACL.
Tyler Patmon (CB) - Patmon was signed to the Miami Dolphins practice squad this week.
Justin Gilbert (CB) - Gilbert was inactive again this week as he remained in the leagues concussion protocol. He did return to practice Monday.
Orie Lemon (LB) - After being cut by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Lemon went unclaimed and is now a free agent.
A Final Note:
Justin Blackmon was arrested on DUI charges in Ardmore early Saturday morning. This puts the nail in the coffin that is his dead NFL career. This is a terrible story, not just because he was a great Cowboy football player but because he's obviously truly struggling with chemical dependency. At this point it isn't about football, let's all hope he can simply get his day to day life on track.