NFL Week 4 Results: Top 5 defensive players on Sunday

The Cowboys' DeMarcus Lawrence was among the key defensive stars in Sunday's Week 4 games. - [Law Nation / YouTube screencap]
The Cowboys' DeMarcus Lawrence was among the key defensive stars in Sunday's Week 4 games. - [Law Nation / YouTube screencap]

These defensive stars of the gridiron put in top performances for their teams.

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1

DeMarcus Lawrence - Cowboys

Lawrence had a huge day for the Dallas Cowboys, with three sacks for 21 yards taken away from the Lions. In addition, he had a total of six tackles for a stellar defensive performance in the Cowboys' close win over Detroit, 26-24.

2

Jadeveon Clowney - Texans

Houston also grabbed a very close win, 37-34 over the Indianapolis Colts. Clowney was instrumental in this game, as he sacked Luck twice, had four tackles and four QB hits, as well as a recovered fumble. Not a bad outing for the former No. 1 pick!

3

Reggie Nelson - DB, Raiders

Nelson didn't have a ton of plays, but it was his play toward the end of regulation that was clutch. Baker Mayfield lobbed a deep pass down field to get his team in scoring position as time was running down. However, Nelson picked off the pass to stop the potential game-winning drive. That forced overtime, where his Raiders ultimately won, 45-42 over the Browns.

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