Cowboys in the NFL: Week 14
LARAMIE -- We're here for more Wyoming on BYU crime.
Last week, Eagles safety and former Cowboys walk-on safety, Marcus Epps, snagged his third-career interception off the right arm of rookie quarterback Zach Wilson. This past Sunday, it was former UW defensive end Carl Granderson slamming the Cougar to the turf inside MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.
Watch Wilson squirm when his offensive tackle completely whiffs on his assignment.
You hate to see it.
Granderson picked up his third sack of the season in that 30-9 rout of the Jets. He also registered a pair of tackles, bringing his season total to 19. The Sacramento, Calif., product also has 2.5 tackles for loss and a blocked kick on his stat sheet this season.
Let's check out how the rest of the Pokes in the pros performed in Week 14:
Mike Purcell -- Defensive tackle -- Denver Broncos
This former Cowboy hasn't played since Oct. 21. He made his return Sunday on an emotional afternoon in the Mile High City. Yes, the Broncos knocked off the lowly Lions, 38-10. Purcell tallied four tackles in the win and now has 23 of those in just seven games to go along with a tackle for loss and a batted pass. This day was about Demaryius Thomas, though, a former Denver wide receiver, who unexpectedly died last week at the age of 33. The Broncos did plenty to commemorate the passing of one of their legends, but starting the game with just 10 men on the field -- and Detroit declining the delay-of-game penalty -- left few dry eyes in the stadium.
Andrew Wingard -- Safety -- Jacksonville Jaguars
Things are ... uhh ... unraveling in Jacksonville. Andrew Wingard was hit with a pair of 15-yard penalties Sunday in the Jaguars 20-0 loss to the Titans. The former Wyoming safety did finish with eight tackles, though, vaulting his season total to 75. He also has a sack, 4.5 tackles for loss and an interception in 2021. Despite what you might read on social media, Wingard is the least of this team's problems. Not only have the Jags dropped five straight, head coach Urban Meyer can't stay out of the headlines for off-the-field issues. You can read all about that here.
Tashaun Gipson -- Safety -- Chicago Bears
Well, it's official -- Aaron Rodgers does still indeed own the Bears. Green Bay pulled out a 40-35 win over Chicago Sunday night inside Lambeau Field. That's a season sweep -- for the third consecutive year. The longest-tenured Wyoming Cowboy in the league, Tashaun Gipson, racked up eight tackles, including half-a-tackle for loss. He now has 42 tackles, a fumble recovery and an interception this season.
Josh Allen -- Quarterback -- Buffalo Bills
You can blame the officiating. You can point a finger at the Bills offensive line. You certainly have a case that Buffalo's defense isn't getting it done. But leave Josh Allen out of the conversation. The former Wyoming quarterback connected on 36-of-54 passes for 308 yards and two touchdowns in a gutsy 33-27 overtime loss to Tom Brady and the defending Super Bowl champions Sunday in Tampa. Allen also added 109 rushing yards on 12 attempts and scored on the ground in the setback. Buffalo has now lost three of its last four games and is in danger of falling out of the playoff race in the AFC with just four games remaining in the regular season. Allen has now thrown for 3,524 yards and 28 touchdowns to go along with 11 interception. He has also rushed for 531 yards and four scores. Allen had a walking boot on his left foot when he left Raymond James Stadium. The team is calling it a sprain. He is listed as "day to day."
Logan Wilson -- Linebacker -- Cincinnati Bengals (Out with shoulder injury)
Jacob Hollister -- Tight end -- Jacksonville Jaguars (Inactive since Oct. 17)
Marcus Epps -- Safety -- Philadelphia Eagles (Bye week)
Chase Roullier -- Center -- Washington Football Team (Injured reserve)
Austin Fort -- Tight end -- Tennessee Titans (Practice squad)
Tyler Hall -- Defensive back -- Los Angeles Rams (Practice squad)
Rico Gafford -- Wide receiver -- Denver Broncos (Practice squad)
Tanner Gentry -- Wide receiver -- Buffalo Bills (Practice squad)
Brian Hill -- Running back -- San Francisco 49ers (Practice squad)