The former Coug stepped in for the Lions' struggling starting left guard Laken Tomlinson—last year’s first-round pick—for three series (11 snaps), after Tomlinson missed a key run block at the goal line.
Dahl was drafted by Detroit in the fourth-round last Spring, capping his WSU career by being rated the country’s top pass blocker by ProFootballFocus.
“He’s been working and preparing all year long,” Detroit coach Jim Caldwell told MLive.com. “He’s coming along, making good progress. I just thought it would be a good time for us to get his feet wet a little bit.”
Dahl’s Wazzu teammate, Dallas receiver Vince Mayle, had no recorded stats from the tilt.
Jacksonville running back Chris Ivory lost one fumble, but rushed for 45 yard on 14 carries and a touchdown in the Jaguars’ 38-17 victory against Tennessee. He also caught four passes for 69 yards on 6 targets.
Ivory didn’t finish the contest, however, leaving late after aggravating a lingering hamstring injury.
Elsewhere, Xavier Cooper posted one QB hit in Cleveland’s first win of the season, a 20-17 defeat of San Diego, while Destiny Vaeao assisted on one stop in Philadelphia’s 24-19 win against the New York Giants.
Two former Cougs were inactive for week 16 action. Arizona’s Deone Bucannon (high ankle sprain) and Chicago’s Marquess Wilson (broken foot) are on injured reserve for the remainder of the season.
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