Connor Williams perform well in week four win Thanks to a game-winning
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Cowboys rookie report: Leighton Vander Esch [url=http://www.authenticsdallascowboys.com/cheap-travis-frederick-jersey]Youth Travis Frederick Jersey[/url] , drive from Dak Prescott and a special performance by Ezekiel Elliott, the Dallas Cowboys pulled out a crucial victory on Sunday over a Detroit Lions team that was coming off a win over the New England Patriots. While the Cowboys still have a lot of work to do, week four was certainly a big step in the right direction.As mentioned above, Dak played well and so did Zeke. DeMarcus Lawrence got to Matthew Stafford three different times and Byron Jones continues to excel at cornerback. But, how did the rookies look?Let’s take a look at the first-year Cowboys that saw playing time on Sunday afternoon.Leighton Vander EschWe all know that there was certainly a mixed reaction, to put it lightly, when Roger Goddell walked out onto the stage inside AT&T Stadium and announced that the Cowboys would pick Boise State linebacker Leighton Vander Esch with the 19th pick of the draft — especially with the perceived needs elsewhere, such as wide receiver and offensive line; however — at least through four games — Vander Esch is doing his best to silence his critics one tackle at a time.The rookie linebacker has been one of the more impressive players on a defensive unit that has performed mostly well through four games in 2018. LVE did not see many snaps against the Panthers in week one, but he still managed to record three tackles. From there, it’s only gotten better: seven tackles (all solo and no misses) versus the Giants in a week two victory and then 11 total tackles up in Seattle against the Seahawks.How would the rookie play without Sean Lee leading the charge this past week? Well, we got our answer on Sunday. LVE again put together a solid performance in a crucial win, making six stops — including some impressive tackles in the open-field — versus Detroit.Exhibit A:Exhibit B:In a game in which Dak Prescott and the offense moved up and down the field and in which DeMarcus Lawrence added three more sacks to his total, Leighton Vander Esch was someone that stood out.Connor WilliamsThe rookie offensive guard has played well in three consecutive games after having some trouble against the Panthers front in week one. The Texas product possesses a unique blend of size and athleticism, which made it surprising to see the 6-foot-5, 296-pound fall out of the first-round back in April.Williams has performed well as a run-blocker for the Cowboys in recent weeks. Dallas loves to use his athleticism to pull and get out in front of Zeke so that 21 can find a running lane and burst through it. Or, he can help in the run game by doing this:The rookie only gave up one pressure in the week four victory and has been a strong contributor in the interior of the line through four games.Michael GallupThe hype surrounding the third-round rookie wide receiver has been high from Cowboys and even from some that follow the draft; however, the Colorado State product had yet to really show anything impressive entering last Sunday’s game versus Detroit.Then [url=http://www.authenticsdallascowboys.com/cheap-cole-beasley-jersey]Youth Cole Beasley Jersey[/url] , Dak Prescott threw a dime in Gallup’s direction, and the rookie hauled the pass in for a 37-yard gain to set up a score in the first quarter on Sunday.Gallup finished with two grabs for 45-yards in week four — not numbers that are going to win you your fantasy league by any means, but a step in the right direction for the rookie wideout that is looking to make his presence felt on this offense.Dorance Armstrong Jr.Finally, there is a Dorance Armstrong. The rookie pass rusher has shown some flashes of his potential during the early parts of this season, making a pair of stops in week one and blowing up the line of scrimmage once against the Giants. Behind some guy by the name of DeMarcus Lawrence at defensive end, Armstrong does not have many opportunities to get his name in the box score, but he did add an assisted tackle versus the Lions while making the most of his snaps behind Tank and the other talented ends that is on the Dallas roster.We’ll see how the former Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year progresses throughout his rookie season in the Big D. Long after the final joint practice between the New York Jets and Washington Redskins wrapped up, the quarterbacks kept chatting.Apart from the on-field workouts, those moments gave Alex Smith a chance to get to know Jets rookie Sam Darnold a little bit. But rather than dole out advice from one high draft pick to another after 12 NFL seasons, Washington's veteran starter wants Darnold to chart his own path as a rookie."All these situations are different," Smith said. "He's got some good guys in his QB room to lean on that have played a lot of ball, so he certainly didn't need to hear me tell him anything. I think my rookie year's probably more of an example of what not to do as opposed to what to do."Before he can potentially earn the Jets' starting job, Darnold could get the nod against Smith in the teams' next preseason game Thursday night. Coach Todd Bowles would only say, "All of our quarterbacks need to be ready to play," but Darnold took the majority of first-team snaps this week and impressed the Redskins.Cornerback Josh Norman compared Darnold's decision-making skills to Philadelphia's Carson Wentz and Dallas' Dak Prescott and found out firsthand that Darnold doesn't throw like a rookie."This little kid is not mistakes and he's really accurate," Norman said. "It's kind of like, dang. You get rookies in here [url=http://www.authenticsdallascowboys.com/cheap-demarcus-lawrence-jersey]Youth Demarcus Lawrence Jersey[/url] , you're trying to like mess with them and bait them a little bit into thinking that he was going to throw a route that you know you could make a play on, and he's not having it. And it's so crazy to see that at an early age."Fully aware of his early age, Darnold wants to be faster at calling plays and breaking the huddle. Bowles wants to see the USC product catch up on the playbook and knows the best experience comes from game action."He studies his playbook and he goes out and tries to execute on the field and he tries to learn, which is great," Bowles said. "You can't see growth until years pass by, to a degree. I'm not going to measure him day-by-day from a growth standpoint in three weeks."Smith doesn't feel qualified to judge Darnold's game cover to cover but liked what he saw at workouts this week."Just from afar, I thought he looked good," Smith said. "He has a great skillset, can really throw it. He moves around well. I think he has good eyes."Darnold, the third overall pick, actually looks a lot like Smith after the 49ers took him first in the 2005 draft. But it's not on Smith to tutor Darnold; that's up to veteran Jets Josh McCown and Teddy Bridgewater.The 39-year-old McCown is competing with Darnold for the starting job but has nothing but nothing but positive early impressions."More than anything (he) does a good job of taking the classroom to the grass pretty efficiently. It doesn't take him multiple meetings and walkthroughs and different things," McCown said. "So far everything you look for to play the position, whether it's just the desire and the want to and all that, all of those things are there and you have to have that in order to have a chance in this league."
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