Once a Buckeye, always a Buckeye. Across the Shield follows those who once wore Scarlet and Gray on their journeys through the NFL.
Ezekiel Elliott eats against the Lions
It's been an up and down season for the Dallas Cowboys. Although the 'boys stand atop the NFC East, their 6-4 record has been underwhelming considering the level of talent they have on both sides of the ball.
The Cowboys utilized that talent in their win Sunday against the Lions, and got a bundle of out of their 90 million dollar back Ezekiel Elliott.
While Zeke's final stat line wasn't that impressive, he only had 45 yards on 16 carries, his ability to find the end zone twice was what stood out in the Cowboys win.
That and his dance moves:
Dwayne finds the end zone
It's not rare to see talented rookie quarterbacks thrusted into unfavorable situations, but Dwayne Haskins' current predicament with the Redskins is awful. Washington is dreadful and has shown no signs of becoming a team on the rise.
Dwayne did get one monkey off his back though – he found the end zone. Twice.
Dwayne Haskins has his first NFL touchdown. pic.twitter.com/5uyKCzazTw— Eleven Warriors (@11W) November 17, 2019
And another. pic.twitter.com/pDkdXZTPkB— Eleven Warriors (@11W) November 17, 2019
He finished the game 19-of-35 for 214 yards through the air, including his first two touchdowns.
But his most impressive throw of the day didn't even count:
Play didn't count... but watch Dwayne Haskins scramble and throw it 55+ yards in the air to Terry McLaurin. On the money. pic.twitter.com/EiUFXdm4iX— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) November 17, 2019
That Dwayne to Terry connection came through later in the game, though, with McLaurin making a fantastic catch:
Vonn Bell's big day
Buckeye fans have known of Vonn Bell's big play ability since his days in the Scarlet and Gray, so it makes it extra special to see that talent displayed on Sundays.
Bell was a force on Sunday in the Saints win against the rival Buccaneers. He had three tackles, half a sack and recorded his first career interception on a tipped ball before the end of the first half.
Vonn Bell with the first interception of his NFL career. pic.twitter.com/q8C0KaVzev— Eleven Warriors (@11W) November 17, 2019
Jerome Baker still has some ways to go
Just because he's on the Dolphins doesn't mean Jerome Baker isn't a stud. With his running mate Raekwon McMillan out, Baker had to step up for the Dolphins against the Bills.
Although his 12 tackles in the stat sheet opens some eyes, Baker was picked apart in coverage for most of the game. Games like this are critical for young players like Baker. They still show that while the talent is there, they're still ways to go before reaching their potential.
And the way Baker takes tough coaching from his coach Brian Flores shows that the young lad will be just fine.
stone cold brian flores pic.twitter.com/6BWNXxQn8b— josh houtz (@houtz) November 17, 2019
|SAM HUBBARD||BENGALS||DL||3 TACKLES|
|DRE'MONT JONES||BRONCOS||DL||2 TACKLES AND A SACK|
|DENZEL WARD||BROWNS||CB||4 TACKLES AND 1 PASS DEFENDED|
|JOEY BOSA||CHARGERS||DL||MONDAY NIGHT|
|DARRON LEE||CHIEFS||LB||MONDAY NIGHT|
|MALIK HOOKER||COLTS||S||3 TACKLES AND 2 PASSES DEFENDED|
|TYQUAN LEWIS||COLTS||DL||1 TACKLE|
16 CARRIES FOR 45 YARDS 1 TOUCHDOWN
2 CATCHES FOR 28 YARDS AND A TOUCHDOWN
|JEROME BAKER||DOLPHINS||LB||12 TACKLES|
|CAMERON JOHNSTON||EAGLES||P||8 PUNTS FOR 387 YARDS, 2 INSIDE THE 20|
|MALCOLM JENKINS||EAGLES||S||7 TACKLES|
|KENDALL SHEFFIELD||FALCONS||CB||4 TACKLES|
|CURTIS SAMUEL||PANTHERS||WR||4 RECEPTIONS FOR 25 YARDS|
|NATE EBNER||PATRIOTS||DB||1 TACKLE|
|JOHN SIMON||PATRIOTS||DL||4 TACKLES|
|JOHNATHAN HANKINS||RAIDERS||DL||1 TACKLE|
|DWAYNE HASKINS||REDSKINS||QB||19/35 FOR 214 YARDS 2 TOUCHDOWNS AND AN INTERCEPTION|
|TERRY MCLAURIN||REDSKINS||WR||3 RECEPTIONS FOR 69 YARDS|
|ELI APPLE||SAINTS||CB||4 TACKLES TWO PASSES DEFENDED|
|VONN BELL||SAINTS||S||3 TACKLES, 0.5 SACK AND AN INTERCEPTION|
|TED GINN JR.||SAINTS||WR||2 CATCHES FOR 14 YARDS AND A TOUCHDOWN|
|MICHAEL THOMAS||SAINTS||WR||8 CATCHES FOR 114 YARDS AND A TOUCHDOWN|
|NICK VANNETT||STEELERS||TE||1 CATCH FOR 7 YARDS|
|CAMERON HEYWARD||STEELERS||DL||6 TACKLES|
|GAREON CONLEY||TEXANS||CB||1 PASS DEFENDED|
|CARLOS HYDE||TEXANS||RB||9 CARRIES FOR 65 YARDS AND A TOUCHDOWN|
|JALYN HOLMES||VIKINGS||DL||1 TACKLE|
|NICK BOSA||49ERS||DL||3 TACKLES|