Former Michigan linebacker Khaleke Hudson is still trying to carve out a role in the NFL, but he took a big step in the right direction on Thursday.

Hudson has mostly played on special teams for Washington this season, and he came through in a big moment against the Cowboys on Thanksgiving.

Dallas decided to run a fake punt to Hudson’s side of the field in the second half.

Hudson, who wears No. 47, sniffed it out immediately. He kept contain on the edge and then collapsed down to make the tackle.

Here’s the play:

Things really spiraled out of control for Dallas after this play. Washington’s Antonio Gibson scored on the ensuing drive, and they ended up scoring 21 unanswered points in the fourth quarter.

As a senior at Michigan, Hudson amassed 100 total tackles. He also finished his collegiate career with 10 sacks. Washington picked him in the fifth round of the 2020 NFL Draft.

Washington is now 4-7 on the season and could end the week in first place if the Eagles and Giants lose this weekend.