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Texas Longhorns in the NFL: Regular Season Week 11

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Colt McCoy nearly led a double-digit comeback against the Texans.

Houston Texans v Washington Redskins Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

It’s been a while since we’ve since the gun-slinging Colt McCoy played in a meaningful NFL game. After Alex Smith suffered a gruesome leg injury in the third quarter, it was McCoy’s turn at quarterback. He took over with the Redskins trailing 17-7 and gave them a chance at a game-winning field goal. The field goal was no good but McCoy brought a much-needed spark to the Redskins and showed he can be the starter moving forward.

It was announced after the game that Smith suffered two broken bones in his leg and is out for the rest of the season. The Redskins also signed quarterback Mark Sanchez to provide some depth at quarterback behind McCoy.

Check out how all of the NFL Longhorns performed throughout Week 11 below.

Week 11 Injuries: Phil Dawson (hip)

Injured Reserve: DeShon Elliott (fractured forearm), Chris Warren III (knee), Fozzy Whittaker (ACL), Earl Thomas (broken left tibia), Sam Acho (torn pectoral muscle), Marcus Johnson (torn ligament), Adrian Colbert (ankle)

Colt McCoy (QB-WAS)

Season Totals: 6-for-12 (50%) for 54 yards, 1 TD, 5 carries for 35 yards (7 YPC)

Last Week: 23-21 loss vs. Houston Texans

Due to an injury to starting quarterback Alex Smith early in the second half, McCoy took over at the helm of Jay Gruden’s offense. In his first regular season action since 2015, McCoy played well in replacement of Smith.

He led the offense to a score on his first drive, which was capped off by his 9-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Reed. McCoy took what the defense gave him and used his legs to his advantage — rushing for 35 yards on five carries.

McCoy played his part as a game-managing quarterback to give the Redskins a chance at victory. Unfortunately, Dustin Hopkins’ game-winning 63-yard field goal attempt fell short and so did the comeback.

Making his first start since 2015 — the former legendary collegiate quarterback will be in the spotlight on Thanksgiving Day in his home state against the Cowboys. With the Cowboys now at 4-6, this game is very important for the divisional race in the NFC East.

What happened last time McCoy played on national television against the Cowboys? He led the Redskins to a 20-17 win on Monday Night Football in Dallas.

This Week: at Dallas Cowboys (Thurs. 3:30 p.m. FOX)

Malcolm Brown (RB-LAR)

Season Totals: 41 carries for 204 yards (5 YPC), 5 receptions for 52 yards (10.4 YPC) — TD

Last Week: 54-51 win vs. Kansas City Chiefs

Brown was a small part of the NFL’s highest-scoring Monday night football game ever. He ran for 15 yards on four carries (3.8 YPC). The Rams had a hard time establishing anything on the ground, but Brown got some key redzone touches over Gurley.

This Week: BYE

Marquise Goodwin (WR-SF)

Season Totals: 17 receptions for 339 yards (19.9 YPC) — 4 TDs

Last Week: BYE

This Week: at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Sun. 12:00 p.m. FOX)

Geoff Swaim (TE-DAL)

Season Totals: 26 receptions for 242 yards (9.3 YPC) — TD

Last Week: 22-19 win at Atlanta Falcons

Swaim had himself a solid game with four receptions for 24 yards (6 YPC) in a win.

This Week: vs. Washington Redskins (Thurs. 3:30 p.m. FOX)

Malcom Brown (DT-NE)

Season Totals: 22 tackles (14 solo)

Last Week: BYE

This Week: at New York Jets (Sun. 12:00 p.m. CBS)

Alex Okafor (DE-NO)

Season Totals: 19 tackles (13 solo), 3 sacks, PD

Last Week: 48-7 win vs. Philadelphia Eagles

For the second straight week, Okafor got in the sack column as he notched his third sack of the season. He’s starting to step up at the right time as a pass rusher.

This Week: vs. Atlanta Falcons (Sun. 7:20 p.m. NBC)

Jordan Hicks (LB-PHI)

Season Totals: 85 tackles (58 solo), 3 sacks, 4 PDs

Last Week: 48-7 loss at New Orleans Saints

While the Eagles got embarrassed on national television, Hicks did his thing at linebacker until he left the game with an injury. Fortunately for Hicks, who’s been plagued with season-ending injuries in the past, it’s only a calf strain injury. He’ll be labeled as week-to-week going forward on the injury report. Hicks had seven total tackles (five solo) for the game.

This Week: vs. New York Giants (Sun. 12:00 p.m. FOX)

Malik Jefferson (LB-CIN)

Season Totals: 9 tackles (5 solo)

Last Week: 24-21 loss at Baltimore Ravens

The rookie linebacker continues to see the field on special teams and occasionally at linebacker. He made two tackles (one solo) as he continues to work towards earning his chance at linebacker.

This Week: vs. Cleveland Browns (Sun. 12:00 p.m. CBS)

Holton Hill (CB-MIN)

Season Totals: 18 tackles (15 solo), INT, 3 PDs

Last Week: 25-20 loss at Chicago Bears

Hill had one solo tackle on Sunday night.

This Week: vs. Green Bay Packers (Sun. 7:20 p.m. NBC)

Quandre Diggs (SS-DET)

Season Totals: 47 tackles (38 solo), INT, 5 PDs — TD

Last Week: 20-19 win vs. Carolina Panthers

Diggs notched two solo tackles as the Lions snapped a three-game losing streak with a win.

This Week: vs. Chicago Bears (Sun. 11:30 a.m. CBS)

Adrian Phillips (SS-LAC)

Season Totals: 46 tackles (32 solo), INT, 6 PDs

Last Week: 23-22 loss vs. Denver Broncos

Phillips continues to rack up tackles week-to-week. The versatile safety had another six tackles (five solo) on Sunday.

This Week: vs. Arizona Cardinals (Sun. 3:05 p.m. FOX)

Kenny Vaccaro (SS-TEN)

Season Totals: 33 tackles (25 solo), sack, INT, PD

Last Week: 38-10 loss at Indianapolis Colts

Vaccaro totaled six tackles (four solo) and had a tackle for a loss in their blowout defeat.

This Week: at Houston Texans (Mon. 8:15 p.m. ESPN)

Michael Dickson (P-SEA)

Season Totals: 48 punts — 48.4 YPP, 19 downed inside-the-20

Last Week: 27-24 win vs. Green Bay Packers

In a matchup between the two sensational rookie punters Michael Dickson and J.K. Scott, the punting battle was very even. Dickson averaged more distance with 52 yards on average per punt, but Scott pinned Seattle’s offense inside-the-20 twice.

This Week: at Carolina Panthers (Sun. 12:00 p.m. FOX)

Phil Dawson (K-ARI)

Season Totals: 4-for-6 FGs (66.7%), 14-for-14 XPs (100%)

Last Week: 23-21 loss vs. Oakland Raiders

The 43-year-old kicker missed his first game since 2009 with a hip injury. His replacement Matthew McCrane made all three of his extra point attempts.

This Week: at Los Angeles Chargers (Sun. 3:05 p.m. FOX)

Justin Tucker (K-BAL)

Season Totals: 19-for-21 FGs (90.5%), 22-for-23 XPs (95.7%)

Last Week: 24-21 win vs. Cincinnati Bengals

The right leg of Tucker was the ultimate difference between a win and a loss for Baltimore this week. He was a perfect three-for-three on field goals — this included a 56-yarder and a go-ahead 24-yard field goal.

This Week: vs. Oakland Raiders (Sun. 12:00 p.m. CBS)

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