EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. Second-year wide receiver Devin Street has stayed in the shadows most of his professional career.
The fifth-round pick out of Pittsburgh in 2014 had two receptions as a rookie, and had two catches this season going into Sunday’s game against the New York Giants.
But Street finally flashed some potential Sunday in the Meadowlands, keeping both feet in bounds on a textbook 25-yard touchdown pass from Matt Cassel. At the time, it evened the score at 20-20 in the fourth quarter.
“I just got an opportunity,” Street said of his first career touchdown. “He threw me the ball and I took full advantage of it. I’m just going to keep going about my business and keep doing what I have to do. Hopefully, I’ll get some more opportunities.”
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Street had been expected to see an increased role once Dez Bryant went down with a foot injury in the season opener, but that didn’t come to fruition until Sunday. Bryant could return as early as next week, which could make it more difficult for the ball to go Street’s way.
But that catch certainly could be a starting point for him.