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Pokes In the Pros: NFL Week 10

Ogbah has a day

Cleveland Browns v Buffalo Bills Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images

How did your favorite former Cowboys fare in the tenth week of the NFL season? We’ve got all your updates right here:

Dez Bryant (Cowboys) — The stellar wideout and the rest of the Dallas squad found the going rough against the Falcons, especially with the loss of suspended Zeke Elliott and an injured left tackled that weakened protection for QB Dak Prescott. That lead to a lackluster passing attack despite an early touchdown for the Cowboys. Bryant finished the day with only four catches (on eight targets) for 39 yards.

Lane Taylor and Lenzy Pipkins (Packers) — There was a time going to Soldier Field was a formidable prospect. Not anymore, even when your team is missing its future Hall of Fame signal caller. Taylor helped provide the protection Brett Hundley needed to complete his best game as a pro (though he was sacked three times). Pipkins stepped in on the defensive side of the ball and recorded his first tackle since a standout game against Minnesota in mid-October.

Emmanuel Ogbah (Browns) — Not much has gone well for Cleveland since, like, seemingly forever. Year after year, the offense spins its wheels finding little traction with young or inept quarterbacks and a lack of playmakers elsewhere. This year is no different. But there are some big performances from this young defense, and Ogbah had another strong game against Detroit’s depleted offensive line, finishing with three tackles, a pair of sacks, two quarterback hits, and three tackles for a loss.

Vincent Taylor (Dolphins) — Miami had no answer for Cam Newton on Monday night, allowing 45 points to the Panthers. Taylor ended up with a trio of tackles and continues to be a solid backup looking to make a leap next season with the expected departure of Ndamukong Suh. Expect Taylor to get more opportunities as the Dolphins’ playoff hopes fade further.

Tyler Patmon (Jaguars) — Another win from the surprising Jaguars has demonstrated Jacksonville may be able to sustain a playoff push to challenge Tennessee atop the AFC South. Patmon sits behind one of the top corners in the conference (Jalen Ramsey), making it tough for him to see the field. As such Patmon didn’t record any statistics in this weekend’s overtime victory over Los Angeles.

Russell Okung (Chargers) — On the other side of the field, Okung anchored the left side of the offensive line against the staunch Jacksonville defense. The Chargers held a late lead but gave up a last minute FG in regulation and the gamewinner in OT. Okung and his line mates kept QB Philip Rivers vertical—giving up no sacks on the day—but struggled to make lanes for the rushing attack, which only gained 87 yards.

Pokes who did not play:

Brandon Weeden (Titans); Blake Jarwin and Dan Bailey (Cowboys); Cris Carson (Seahawks)