Cowboys in the NFL: Week 4
LARAMIE -- Rain?
Josh Allen is used to playing in the elements. He played in rain, wind and snow throughout his college career in Laramie. Nothing has changed in Western New York, after all, that's one of many reasons the Bills drafted the Wyoming gunslinger No. 7 overall in the 2017 NFL Draft.
In soggy Baltimore last Sunday, Allen completed 19-of-36 throws for 213 yards and a touchdown. The fifth-year pro also carried the ball 11 times for 70 yards and a score in a 23-20 victory over the Ravens.
Now, the moisture did play a bit of a factor. Allen did toss an interception. He also fumbled the ball once. He recovered that.
Tied at 20-20 with 4:07 remaining in regulation, Allen led Buffalo on a 12-play, 77-yard drive that culminated with a 21-yard game-winning field goal off the right foot of Tyler Bass.
Allen has now thrown for 1,227 yards and 10 touchdowns through the Bills first four games. He is completing better than 67% of his passes. He has added 183 rushing yards and two scores on the ground on just 30 attempts.
Let's check out how the other Pokes in the pros fared last week:
Logan Wilson -- Linebacker - Cincinnati Bengals
For the second-consecutive week, Logan Wilson tallied seven tackles in a Bengals victory. The defending AFC Champions knocked off the upstart Miami Dolphins 27-15 Thursday night in Cincinnati. Wilson already has 26 tackles, two for loss and an interception through five games. Side note, are those uniforms sweet or what?
Chad Muma- Linebacker - Jacksonville Jaguars
The rookie middle linebacker didn't record any stats during Jacksonville's 29-21 loss in Philadelphia Sunday afternoon. Chad Muma has been credited with just four tackles this season.
Andrew Wingard - Safety - Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville safety Andrew Wingard finished with two tackles in the Jaguars 29-21 loss to the Eagles Sunday afternoon in South Philly. The fourth year pro now has five tackles on the season through four weeks.
Mike Purcell - Defensive tackle - Denver Broncos
A week after registering a season-high five tackles, including forcing a safety in the Broncos 11-10 victory over San Francisco, former Wyoming nose guard Mike Purcell tallied four tackles Sunday in Sin City during a 32-23 setback against the rival Raiders. Purcell now has 12 tackles, a sack and three tackles for loss to his credit through four games.
Carl Granderson - Defensive end - New Orleans Saints
Carl Granderson suffered an eye injury Sunday in London that prematurely ended his day. The former Wyoming pass rusher didn't record any stats in the Saints 28-25 loss to the Vikings inside Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Granderson has eight tackles, one for loss and half a sack this season.
Marcus Epps - Safety - Philadelphia Eagles
Former Wyoming walk-on Marcus Epps has been on the field for every snap this season the Eagles have taken on defense. The Philly "Iron Man" finished with just one tackle and a pass breakup in Sunday's 29-21 victory over visiting Jacksonville, but has been one of the top safeties in the league through four games this fall. Epps now has 22 tackles, a tackle for loss and a pass breakup.
Tashaun Gipson - Safety - San Francisco 49ers
I hope you weren't one of the many (the Chicago Bears) who doubted Tashaun Gipson had anything left in the tank. The 11th year pro from Wyoming registered just two tackles in Monday night's 24-9 victory over the defending Super Bowl Champion Rams, but as you can see above, is part of the safety duo that has allowed just 41 passing yards through four games, the lowest passer rating in the NFL. Not too shabby.
* Chase Roullier - Center - Washington Commanders: Injured in Week 2 and seeking a second opinion on a knee injury.
* Tanner Gentry - Wide receiver - Buffalo Bills: A week after being released by the Bills, Tanner Gentry is back on the Buffalo practice squad.
* Jacob Hollister - Tight end - Minnesota Vikings: After spending training camp with the Raiders organization and subsequently being released, Jacob Hollister is back in the NFL. The former UW tight end inked with Minnesota last week and has joined the practice squad.