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Professional Football Pokes: Week 13

Shamiel Gary gets promoted from the practice squad, Lane Taylor starts and Kevin Williams helps the Saints make history.

Bailey may be the Dallas Cowboys MVP this season.
Bailey may be the Dallas Cowboys MVP this season.
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Miami Dolphins

Shamiel Gary (S) - After spending the bulk of the season on the practice squad for the Dolphins, Gary has been promoted from the practice squad for the last two games. The most accurate information I could find shows Gary being signed to the practice squad on November 2nd. He was originally signed as an drafted free agent in 2014 by the New England Patriots.

Gary recorded four tackles in the Dolphins 15-13 win over the Baltimore Ravens. Gary needs to put as much good film together as he can because it's highly unlikely this coaching staff stays intact for the Dolphins going into next year. Which means some roster turnover is soon to follow. The Dolphins sit at 5-7 on the season and are almost certain to miss the playoffs.

Gary had this to say about the Dolphins win:

New Orleans Saints

Kevin Williams (DT) - Williams helped the Saints make history Sunday. He blocked an extra point that was returned for a two point conversion by teammate Stephone Anthony, the first since the rule change was implemented this season. The Saints lost a wild game to the still undefeated Carolina Panthers 41-38. Williams played a great game recording two tackles, the blocked kick and a pass defense.

Williams and the Saints sit at 4-8 on the season and will be watching the playoffs from home this season.

Here's how the historic block and return looked and sounded (LOL at Cam Newton's face at the end)

Tennessee Titans

Perrish Cox (CB) - The Titans beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 42-39 Sunday. Cox had two tackles and one pass defense in the win. Here's some grainy video of the pass breakup provided by Big Cat Country:

At 3-9 the Titans are going to miss the playoffs but are seemingly trending in the right direction heading into next season and should add a couple more talented players with good draft position. Cox is on the first of a three-year deal with the Titans.

Green Bay Packers

Lane Taylor (OG) - Lane Taylor got the start in place of injured guard T.J. Lang. And boy did he get a heck of a game to be on the field for. The Packers beat the Detroit Lions 27-23 on a Hail Mary pass as time expired on Thursday night. The miracle win probably helped shield the make shift offensive line from getting pummeled as it was a poor showing overall.

Here's the Hail Mary and the subsequent reaction from Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford and wide receiver Calvin Johnson:

The win put the Packers back in the driver seat for the NFC North title with a record of 8-4. Another playoff run could be ahead for the Packers.

Brandon Pettigrew recorded no catches on the losing side.

Seattle Seahawks

Russell Okung (LT) - Okung helped the Seahawks amass 433 total yards of offense in their 38-7 beating of the Minnesota Vikings. The win was the Seahawks third straight and fifth out of their last six. The Seahawks are starting to heat up and looked primed to make another deep playoff run. Check out what Okung and another former Cowboy, Andrew McGee are doing off the field with the "Greater Foundation" here.

Dallas Cowboys

Dez Bryant (WR) - Dez continued to show his lack of chemistry with Matt Cassel in the Cowboys 19-16 win over the Washington Redskins Monday night. He finished the game with three catches for 62 yards. Dez showed some frustration on the sideline but if you don't know by now, Dez is kinda emotional...

Dan Bailey (K) - Bailey was king on Monday night delivering a win via his game winning 54 yard field goal with nine seconds left on the clock. Bailey finished the night a perfect four for four and made his only extra point on the night as well (there were eight missed extra points this week).

Here's Bailey's game winner:

Tyler Patmon (CB) - Patmon recorded a tackle Monday night but didn't put a dent in the stat sheet. If there's a positive to be written it's that Patmon isn't getting roasted when he's on the field.