Cowboys in the NFL: Week 3
LARAMIE – Currently, eight former Wyoming Cowboys are on active NFL rosters.
Each week, we’ll look at how these former Pokes are producing in the pros.
ANDREW WINGARD – Jacksonville Jaguars
See No. 42 in that video below? That's former Wyoming safety Andrew Wingard, changing the tide of Thursday night's game against the Titans with one mighty hit. Wingard forced the fumble and the Jaguars made Tennessee pay just a few plays later. Wingard now has three tackles and a forced fumble through three NFL games. Not bad for an undrafted rookie, huh?
JOSH ALLEN — Buffalo Bills
Wyoming's new adopted team, the Buffalo Bills, are now 3-0 thanks to a 23-of-36 passing day for 243 yards and a touchdown from former Cowboy signal caller, Josh Allen. He also rushed for 46 yards on nine carries. In 2019, Allen has already thrown for 750 yards and three touchdowns. He's rushed for two more. More importantly, the Bills are unbeaten with New England coming to town next week. Side note: Doesn't anyone in the game get as excited as No. 17? He was born for this.
TASHAUN GIPSON – Houston Texans
Texans’ free safety and former Poke, Tashaun Gipson, tallied four tackles and broke up a pair of passes in Houston's 27-20 win over the LA Chargers Sunday. Gipson now has 12 tackles through three games. Below, watch Gipson break up a Phillip Rivers pass.
CHASE ROULLIER – Washington Redskins
The Redskins offensive line has been under plenty of scrutiny early this season. Losing 31-15 to the visiting Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football didn't help matters. Washington turned the ball over five times, including three interceptions from starting quarterback, Case Keenum. To make matters worse, a Dwayne Haskins chant circulated throughout FedEx Field last night. Calling for the back-up already is not a good sign. However, a model of consistency, as the 'Skins blog, "Hogs Haven" pointed out Monday, Washington better get ready to extend former Wyoming Cowboy, Chase Roullier. The center has been as sturdy as they come. Even with a knee injury Monday night, Roullier stayed in the game. He is signed through 2020.
MARCUS EPPS – Minnesota Vikings
Marcus Epps picked up his first NFL tackle Sunday in a 34-14 rout of the Raiders. Epps, who has played mostly special teams throughout the first three weeks, is slated as a safety for the Vikings. The walk-on at Wyoming is continuing to impress in the great white north.
BRIAN HILL -- Atlanta Falcons
Did not play Sunday
MARK NZEOCHA – San Francisco 49ers
Did not record any stats Sunday
MIKE PURCELL -- Denver Broncos
Did not play Sunday