Cowboys in the NFL: Week 6
LARAMIE – Currently, nine former Wyoming Cowboys are on
active NFL rosters.
Each week, we’ll look at how these former Pokes are
producing in the pros.
MIKE PURCELL — Denver Broncos
After a three-tackle performance in his first start last week against the Chargers, Denver nose tackle, Mike Purcell, racked up five tackles, including two for loss in the Broncos 16-0 shutout win Sunday over the visiting Titans. Purcell, a Colorado native, graduated from Wyoming in 2013.
TASHAUN GIPSON – Houston Texans
For the second straight game, former Wyoming Cowboy, Tashaun Gipson, picked off a pass. This time, Patrick Mahomes was the victim of the Texans' safety. Houston went on to win, 31-24, at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City. Gipson took his interception to the end zone last Sunday in a win over Atlanta.
ANDREW WINGARD – Jacksonville Jaguars
The Pokes former safety, Andrew Wingard, continues to make plays in Jacksonville. The undrafted rookie free agent tallied two more Sunday in a 13-6 home loss to the New Orleans Saints. Wingard now has seven tackles and a forced fumble this season.
MARK NZEOCHA – San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco linebacker, Mark Nzeocha, finished with one tackle Sunday in the 49ers 20-7 win over the Los Angeles Chargers. Nzeocha played linebacker and safety at Wyoming.
CARL GRANDERSON – New Orleans Saints
The former Wyoming defensive end didn’t accumulate any stats in the Saints win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
JOSH ALLEN — Buffalo Bills
Buffalo is on a bye week
MARCUS EPPS – Minnesota Vikings
Another Wyoming safety, Marcus Epps, didn’t record any stats in the Vikings 38-20 win over the Eagles Sunday afternoon. Epps has been a mainstay on Minnesota’s special teams unit this season.
BRIAN HILL — Atlanta Falcons
Brian Hill didn’t record any statistics Sunday in a 34-33 loss to Arizona.
CHASE ROULLIER – Washington Redskins
Chase Roullier missed the 17-16 win over the Dolphins with an injury.