This week featured Joseph Randle running wild, Weeden starting his first game this season for the Cowboys south, and Perrish Cox picking off Andrew Luck.
Cowboys (Dallas Version)
Brandon Weeden (QB) Dallas Cowboys, Week 3 Opponent: Atlanta Falcons
Weeden got off to a solid start as the Cowboys we're leading 21-7 in the second quarter. Then he threw an interception which seemed to change the tide of the game in the Falcons favor. The Falcons never gave back the momentum as Julio Jones caught fire (again) and Devonta Freeman rushed his way to 141 yards and three touchdowns as the Falcons won 39-28. Weeden and the Cowboys get an almost equally banged up New Orleans Saints team next week who may be without Drew Brees for a second straight week.
Final Stats: 22/26 for 232 yards and one interception. QBR: 54.2.
Joseph Randle (RB) Dallas Cowboys, Week 3 Opponent: Atlanta Falcons
Randle, a lot like Weeden, got off to a good if not great start this week. The opening drive Randle rushed for 28 and 37 yards, the latter for a touchdown. Randle demonstrated an ability to extend the play by breaking tackles and looked like he has a firm grip on the starter role in Dallas. He accounted for 21 of the Cowboys 28 points and caught both of his targets out of the backfield. Look for Randle's role to continue to grow.
Final Stats: 14 carries for 87 yards and three touchdowns; two receptions for 18 yards.
Tyler Patmon (CB) Dallas Cowboys, Week 3 Opponent: Atlanta Falcons
Patmon and the Cowboys secondary had a tough challenge this week when they faced off with Matt Ryan, Julio Jones and the Atlanta Falcons passing game. Julio Jones is playing at an MVP level right now and is the best wide receiver in football at the moment. Patmon and the Cowboys will see better weeks.
Final Stats: one solo tackle, one total tackle(s) and one pass defended.
Dan Bailey (K) Dallas Cowboys, Week 3 Opponent: Atlanta Falcons
Bailey was 4-for-4 on extra points but never attempted a field goal in week three.
Cowboys South Week 4 Opponent: New Orleans Saints, Sunday Night Football on NBC.
Perrish Cox (CB) Tennessee Titans, Week 3 Opponent: Indianapolis Colts
Cox and the Titans caught the Colts at a bad time. Coming off of two losses, Indy was going to be really tough to beat this week. Cox continued to be solid as a starter for the Titans and even notched his first interception of the 2015 season but it wasn't enough as the Colts won 35-33.
Final Stats: four tackles, one interception and one pass defended.
Week 4 Opponent: Buffalo Bills, 12:00 PM
Russell Okung (LT) Seattle Seahawks, Week 3 Opponent: Chicago Bears
The Seahawks lost running back Marshawn Lynch to an hamstring injury at half (MRI coming) but Thomas Rawls out of Central Michigan rushed 16 times for 104 yards behind Okung and the Seahawks offensive line. After a slow start the Seahawks pulled away in the second half due in part to former Kansas State Wildcat Tyler Lockett's kickoff return to open the second half. The Seahawks cruised to a 26-0 win, their first on the season.
Week 4 Opponent: Detroit Lions, Monday Night Football on ESPN
Kevin Williams (DT) New Orleans Saints, Week 3 Opponent: Carolina Panthers
Williams and the Saints were without their leader and All-Pro quarterback Drew Brees which proved to be too tall a task as the Saints fell 27-22 against the Panthers.
Final Stats: one tackle.
Week 4 Opponent: Dallas Cowboys, Sunday Night Football on NBC
Justin Gilbert (CB) Cleveland Browns, Week 3 Opponent: Oakland Raiders
Gilbert was active after leaving practice with a slight hamstring pull earlier in the week. The Browns went back to Josh McCown at quarterback after Johnny Manziel led them to a win over the Tennessee Titans in week two. McCown and the Browns lost to the Raiders 27-20. Gilbert currently is listed as the third string corner on the right side.
Week 4 Opponent: San Diego Chargers, 3:05 PM
All Banged Up Team:
Dez Bryant (WR) Dallas Cowboys - Dez is expected to remain out with his foot fracture till at least week seven.
Kendall Hunter (RB) San Francisco 49ers - Hunter was placed on IR and is out for the season.