Buffalo Bills running back James Cook had himself a career day against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 15. In recognition of Cook’s dominant display, he was rewarded with his first AFC Offensive Player of the Week award — and he’s as worthy a recipient as they come. Play after play, Cook shredded Dallas — finishing with 25 carries for 179 yards (7.2 ypc) and one touchdown, while pulling in two catches for 42 yards and another touchdown.
Perhaps fueled by the line’s dominance and Cook’s play, and always ready to join the party — left tackle Dion Dawkins provided what may have been the highlight of Week 15, if not the season. While blocking his man near the end zone, Dawkins imposed his will to the tune of a 20-yard block downfield. Had there been snow on the field, Dawkins’ plow service would have laid down a one-time only “one-star” treatment to the turf of Highmark Stadium.
The tone-setting, ferocious runners engaged in some very Angry Runs on the game’s first drives. People took notice. Kyle Brandt of Good Morning Football on NFL Network and the leader of the Council of Angry Runs announced that Cook and Dawkins were crowned co-winners of Week 15’s Angry Runs. As such, a pair of Angry Runs scepters were en route to One Bills Drive. Bills Mafia can also join in on the fun thanks to Homage.
In celebration, Homage has just released a new t-shirt that commemorates Cook and Dawkins’ performances, as they do for each week’s recipient. New this time is that Cook and Dawkins have become the first duo featured on an Angry Runs shirt... and you shnow you need it! Hurry before they disappear like the Shnowman clearing a path for Chef Jimbo!
Earlier this season, Dawson Knox received his own Angry Runs scepter, and Homage also produced a shirt for his coronation. Those are also still available, and can be ordered by clicking this link.
If you’re like me, you have a Victory Monday shirt, and even countless other Buffalo Bills wearables. But the Angry Runs series slots in well for hipster Fridays at the office, a night with friends to see that band you never heard of and, yes, Victory Monday — whether that’s on the road touring, or at home toasting.