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Pokes In the Pros: September 12, 2017

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A look at how former Cowboys fared in the NFL on opening weekend.

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A number of former Cowboys suited up for NFL teams during the opening weekend. Here’s how each fared:

Emmanuel Ogbah (Browns) -- The second-year defensive lineman should get extra time with Miles Garrett on the mend from an ankle injury. In the opener against the rival Steelers, Ogbah netted one tackle and a pass defensed.

Chris Carson (Seahawks) -- We expected Carson to make the Seahawks’ roster, but no one really expected him to get the start in the first game of the season. Playing against a staunch defense from Green Bay, Carson logged 39 yards on six carries and was the team’s second-leading rusher behind QB Russell Wilson.

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Lane Taylor (Packers) -- On the opposite side of the field, Taylor continues to impress on the Packers’ offensive line, proving his extended contract was no fluke. Offensive line stats are difficult to categorize, even for the NFL, but Taylor’s work on the line aided Green Bay to a convincing win at home against a quality opponent.

Lenzy Pipkins (Packers) -- Pipkins made the Packers’ roster in his first season in the NFL, but he didn’t play Sunday.

Russell Okung (Chargers) -- Continuing on the offensive line, Okung and the newly moved Los Angeles Chargers played a late game Monday night against Denver, his former team. The entire line only gave up one sack to the Broncos’ stout defense.

Dez Bryant (Cowboys) -- The Pro Bowl receiver had a quieter day behind Jason Witten, Ezekiel Elliott and Dak Prescott, but Bryant caught a pair of passes for 43 yards against division rival New York.

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Dan Bailey (Cowboys) -- Bryant’s Cowboys teammate went perfect on the day, hitting four field goals--the longest at 48 yards--and an extra point. Bailey continues to be a force in the NFL. He’s arguable the best placekicker in the league.

Michael Hunter (Giants) -- New York signed Hunter late in the preseason, giving him a spot on the depth chart for the Giants. He played against Dallas but didn’t record any measurable stats.

Tyler Patmon (Jaguars) -- The Jaguars somewhat surprisingly dismantled Indianapolis on Sunday. Patmon, listed second on the depth chart at cornerback, didn’t appear to see the field in the season opener.

Blake Jarwin (Cowboys) -- Signed earlier in September to the Dallas practice squad, Jawin has yet to see the field. We’ll keep an eye out to see if he can advance to the roster.