The electrifying 5-6, 181-pounder took a handoff from quarterback
It was the type of video game-like maneuver that earned Cohen the nickname “The Human Joystick” at North Carolina A&T, where he became the MEAC’s all-time leading rusher with 5,619 yards.
There was nothing between Cohen and the end zone except green grass, but the play was blown dead because he had completed his spin by stepping out of bounds with just the tip of his left foot.
“I caught myself and was like, ‘Oh, that would have been crazy,’” Cohen said. “That would have been amazing playing in my first game in the NFL to make a big play on that level.”
The fourth-round pick rushed for 39 yards on seven carries, and although he was inches away from a monster outing on the stat sheet, Cohen’s debut performance empowered him with confidence as he returned to the practice field this week at Halas Hall.
“It put a bigger chip on my shoulder,” Cohen said. “I’d been in a…