Cowboys in the NFL: Week 6
LARAMIE -- What do quarterbacks Lamar Jackson, Jared Goff, Ben Roethlisberger, Justin Fields and Carson Wentz have in common?
Yes, they are all first-round picks.
They've also thrown an interception to Logan Wilson.
Goff, the former No. 1 overall selection in the 2016 NFL Draft, became Wilson's latest victim Sunday in Detroit. The former Wyoming linebacker did this in the first quarter of a 34-11 victory over the Lions:
Wilson now has six career interceptions -- four already this season -- in just 16 games for the Cincinnati Bengals. That's good enough for second in the NFL behind only Dallas cornerback Trevon Diggs, who has seven picks.
"How about Logan Wilson? The guy is just always around the football -- he's just unbelievable," FOX analyst and former Dallas fullback Daryl Johnston said during the television broadcast.
Wilson was the Bengals second-leading tackler in Detroit with six. That included two tackles for loss along with a pass breakup.
The Casper native is the team's leading tackler with 47 through six games this fall. He has also registered a sack.
Let's see how the other former Pokes in the pros fared this week:
Marcus Epps -- Safety -- Philadelphia Eagles
Speaking of interceptions. It appeared last Thursday night that former Cowboys' safety Marcus Epps picked off the greatest quarterback in NFL history. Then, it was overturned after a lengthy review. Sure looked like a pick to us -- and thousands of Philly fans around the globe. It appears Epps got his hands under that ball. Tom Brady and defending champs held on for the 28-22 victory inside Lincoln Financial Field. Epps finished the night with three tackles. He now has 22 on the season.
Josh Allen -- Quarterback -- Buffalo Bills
It was the slip heard 'round the world. Former Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen went under center on a 4th-and-1 with just 22 ticks left and the Buffalo Bills trailing by three. The visitors went for the dagger instead of the tie. Allen took the snap and, as you can see from the video above, he slipped while attempting a QB sneak. Titans ball. Ball game. Allen did finish the night with 353 yards through the air on 35-of-47 passing. He tossed three touchdown passes and even caught a 2-point conversion ala Wyoming vs. Nevada back in 2016:
Allen also threw an interception in the 34-31 setback in Nashville. The Firebaugh, Calif., native now has 1,723 passing yards this season to go along with 15 touchdown passes. He has rushed for two more.
Andrew Wingard -- Safety -- Jacksonville Jaguars
What better place to snap a 20-game losing streak than against a fellow Florida team in London? Whatever works, right? Former Wyoming safety Andrew Wingard racked up seven tackles in the Jaguars 23-20 victory over the Dolphins Sunday inside Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Wingard is Jacksonville's second-leading tackler with 40. He also has a sack and an interception to his credit through six games. Apparently Wingard is a good dancer, too, according to the Tweeter above.
Jacob Hollister -- Tight end -- Jacksonville Jaguars
Let's stay right there in jolly ol' England. Jacob Hollister, Wyoming's former tight end, was targeted just one time Sunday. He didn't finish with a catch. I'll bet he was pretty stoked about snapping the NFL's longest losing skid though. Through four games, Hollister has four catches for 21 yards and a touchdown.
Tashaun Gipson -- Safety -- Chicago Bears
"I still own you!" is probably not something former Wyoming safety Tashaun Gipson wanted to hear come out of Aaron Rodgers' mouth Sunday afternoon inside Solider Field. Well, it did. The Packers' quarterback did it again. For the 22nd time in 27 meetings, Rodger knocked off the Bears. Gipson finished the day with five tackles and a stuff, but a quick glimpse of Twitter paints it as a rough outing for the Chicago safety, who gave up three catches and missed the same amount of tackles. Gipson now has 14 tackles and a fumble recovery through four games.
Mike Purcell -- Defensive tackle -- Denver Broncos
This former Wyoming run-stuffer saved one of his best days for the hated Raiders. Too bad few others followed suit. Mike Purcell finished with four tackles but the Broncos fell to coach-less Las Vegas 34-24 Sunday afternoon in Denver. The Raiders rushed for just 86 yards, but former Fresno State signal caller Derek Carr wore out the Broncos' secondary to the tune of 341 yards passing to go along with two touchdowns. Purcell now has 13 tackles, a stuff and a pass deflection through five games. Anyone else sick of Fresno State this week?
Chase Roullier -- Center -- Washington Football Team
You certainly can't pin this loss on the O-line. Washington rushed for 182 yards (7.6 yards per rush) and didn't allow a single sack in its 31-13 loss to visiting Kansas City Sunday afternoon inside FedEx Field. Former Wyoming lineman Chase Roullier once again earned a 95% grade from Pro Football Focus for his pass/ rush blocking in this one.
Carl Granderson -- Defensive end -- New Orleans Saints (Bye week)
Tanner Gentry -- Wide receiver -- Buffalo Bills (Currently on the practice squad)
Austin Fort -- Tight end -- Tennessee Titans (Currently on the practice squad)
Eddie Yarbrough -- Defensive end -- San Francisco 49ers (Currently on the practice squad)
Tyler Hall -- Defensive back -- Los Angeles Rams (Currently on the practice squad)
Rico Gafford -- Wide receiver -- Denver Broncos (Currently on the practice squad)