If breaking Tony Romo's collarbone wasn't enough to be hated by Dallas Cowboys fans, former Texas Longhorns linebacker Jordan Hicks picked off Matt Cassel and returned it 67 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter on Sundayto put his team ahead on the scoreboard with 12 minutes left on the clock.
The Philadelphia Eagles ended up winning the game in overtime, while Hicks was nominated for Pepsi's Rookie of the Week and would probably be in discussion for Defensive Rookie of the Year, if not for a torn pectoral muscle that will keep him off the field for the rest of the season.
Texas Ex Emmanuel Acho will fill Hicks' spot with the Eagles, as he was signed from free agency. Acho has been in Philly for the last two seasons, but was released in the preseason after a hand injury that required surgery.
Meanwhile, Brian Orakpo seems to be on his way to being back among the top pass rushers in the NFL, a level he occupied just before his season-ending injury last year. He had two sacks in the Tennessee Titans' win over the New Orleans Saints, and now four in his last four games. Lamarr Houston recorded two sacks in a last-minute win for the Chicago Bears. Both sacks came on the San Diego Chargers' last drive and sealed the third win of the season for Chicago.
Keenan Robinson had his first interception of the season (video), as the Washington Redskins lost to the New England Patriots. Not surprising since the Patriots are still unbeaten and one of the main candidates to win it all this year. The only Kirk Cousins touchdown came with three minutes on the clock with the game already decided, as the Pats were leading 27-3. The Redskins are 3-5 and their chances to make the playoffs are very remote, to say the least. Despite this, it still looks like Jay Gruden won't change his quarterback and will keep Cousins in that role.
Sorry for the short report this week, but I have been really busy. Please take a moment to vote and help our beloved Longhorns make it to the Pro Bowl. The candidates are:
C: Lyle Sendlein
DE: Brian Robison
DT: Roy Miller
ILBs: Keenan Robinson and Derrick Johnson
OLBs: Brian Orakpo, Alex Okafor and Sam Acho
SS: Aaron Williams and Kenny Vaccaro
FS: Michael Griffin and Earl Thomas
K: Phil Dawson and Justin Tucker