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Pro Dawgs Week 6: Budda and Byron shine bright under the lights.

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NFL: Arizona Cardinals at Dallas Cowboys Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

As the seventh week of the NFL’s 2020-21 campaign is set to kick off later today, let’s take a look at what the former Washington Huskies did on the field last week.

In Cowboy Stadium on ESPN’s Monday Night Football, two Dawgs put the league on notice with their stellar play against “America’s Team”. While UW fans have come accustomed to stellar play in the secondary, NFL Twitter was in awe as they watched Budda Baker and Byron Murphy steal the show in an Arizona blowout win over Dallas. Budda came away with seven tackles, along with a sack, forced fumble, a pass deflection, and an interception. Meanwhile, Murphy recorded eight tackles, two pass deflections, and recovered a fumble. The Cards’ won 38-10.

The New York Jets have taken their lumps from everyone this season and this time it came from Myles Gaskin and the Miami Dolphins. Gaskin ran the ball 18 times for 91 yards and also caught 4 passes for 35 yards. If you are playing fantasy football and he’s a free agent, I’d consider picking him up if I were you.

Sidney Jones continued to bounce back with the Jacksonville Jaguars as he finished the game with five tackles and broke up a pass but it was not enough as the Detroit Lions pummeled them, 34-16.

The Carolina Panthers fell victim to the Chicago Bears but during that game, Shaq Thompson was a bit busy as he finished with six tackles despite the loss. In Philadelphia, his former teammate Marcus Peters came away with three tackles for the Baltimore Ravens as they left the city of brotherly love with a 30-28 victory.

Lastly, on NBC’s Sunday Night Football, the Los Angeles Rams battled the San Francisco 49ers. For L.A, Taylor Rapp had nine tackles while Greg Gaines had three but the 49ers won 24-16.

Dante Pettis did not see the field against the Rams despite being healthy and you’ve got to wonder if he’s on the verge of requesting a trade like his former teammate, John Ross, who wants out of Cincinnati due to his lack of playing time.

Overall, this was a great week for the Pro Dawgs thanks to the level of play from Budda Baker and Byron Murphy under the primetime lights. Their performance had social media raving about the job that UW Head Coach Jimmy Lake has done when it comes to developing talent out of the secondary.

Go Dawgs!