Missing starting quarterback Dak Prescott, the Dallas Cowboys needed their defense to play at a high level on Sunday night. They did just that and former Nittany Lions Micah Parsons was a big part of it as Dallas came away with the 20-16 win.
Parsons recorded a team-high 11 tackles, including four tackles-for-loss as the Cowboys D bottled up Dalvin Cook for 78 yards on 18 attempts.
Micah was subsequently named NFC Defensive Player of the Week for Week Eight.
Blake Gillikin, Punter, New Orleans Saints
A third-straight appearance in this rundown for Blake Gillikin? You bet ya!
Gillikin was his usual terrific self in Sunday’s win over the Buccaneers, sending off three punts for an average of 52.7 yards and a long of 63 yards.
Gillikin’s stellar play has earned him NFC Special Teams Player of the Month
Pat Freiermuth, Tight End, Pittsburgh Steelers
Four catches for 44 yards and a touchdown for Pat Freiermuth as he continues to find a bigger and bigger role within the Steelers offense.
Freiermuth also had one of the plays of the weekend in Sunday’s win over the Browns.
Check out this circus grab for six.
Chris Godwin, Wide Receiver, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Another great week for Chris Godwin in an otherwise disappointing day for the Bucs.
Godwin snagged eight 140 yards and a touchdown.