Cowboys in the NFL: Week 7
LARAMIE – Currently, 10 former Wyoming Cowboys are on active NFL rosters.
Each week, we’ll look at how these former Pokes are producing in the pros.
JACOB HOLLISTER – Seattle Seahawks
Welcome to the Seattle, Jacob Hollister. The former Wyoming tight end snagged his first three passes as a Seahawk for 30 yards Sunday in a 30-16 home loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Seattle activated Hollister to the 53-man roster before last week’s win in Cleveland. He now has 11 career receptions in parts of three seasons with the Patriots and 'Hawks.
MIKE PURCELL — Denver Broncos
Statistically, Mike Purcell had his best game in a Denver Broncos uniform Thursday night against the Chiefs. The former Wyoming defensive tackle recorded five tackles, including four solo stops, in a 30-6 setback at Mile High. Through three games this season Purcell has 13 tackles.
TASHAUN GIPSON – Houston Texans
For the first time in three weeks, former Cowboys’ defensive back, Tashaun Gipson, failed to snag an interception. The Texans safety finished with one tackle Sunday in Houston’s 30-23 loss in Indianapolis before leaving the game with a back injury. Gipson has 25 tackles and two interceptions this season.
ANDREW WINGARD – Jacksonville Jaguars
The Pokes former safety, Andrew Wingard, didn’t record any stats Sunday in Jacksonville’s 27-17 over the Bengals. The undrafted rookie safety has seven tackles and a forced fumble this season.
MARK NZEOCHA – San Francisco 49ers
49ers linebacker, Mark Nzeocha, didn’t record any statistics in San Francisco’s 9-0 road win Sunday in rainy Landover, Md. The former Wyoming linebacker has recorded four tackles and an interception this season for the surprise 6-0 Niners.
CARL GRANDERSON – New Orleans Saints
Sunday evening, former Wyoming defensive end, Carl Granderson, recorded one tackle in the Saints dominating 36-25 road win over the Chicago Bears. Granderson has played in four NFL games, recording three tackles and a sack.
JOSH ALLEN — Buffalo Bills
All he does is win. Coming off a bye week, Josh Allen completed 16-of-26 passes for 202 yards and a pair of touchdowns Sunday in a 31-21 win over the Dolphins in Orchard Park. Allen, UW’s former signal caller, has thrown seven touchdowns this season and rushed for three more while leading the Bills to a 5-1 record. After the Bills scored the go-ahead touchdown Sunday, Allen launched a ball into the upper deck. He said he could hear them screaming all day and wanted to give them a "souvenir."
MARCUS EPPS – Minnesota Vikings
Former Wyoming safety, Marcus Epps, didn’t record any stats in the Vikings 42-30 road win over the Lions Sunday afternoon. Epps has been a mainstay on Minnesota’s special team’s unit this season and has one tackle.
BRIAN HILL — Atlanta Falcons
Devonta Freeman punched Rams’ defensive lineman, Aaron Donald, and was ejected in the third quarter. Enter former Wyoming running back, Brian Hill. The Falcons running back carried the ball five times for 11 yards in his first NFL action this season during a 37-10 home loss to Los Angeles.
CHASE ROULLIER – Washington Redskins
Washington center Chase Roullier was back from injury. Unfortunately, the Redskins’ results were awfully familiar. The rain never stopped Sunday afternoon at FedEx Field and the ‘Skins offense never got started. Washington rushed for just 104 yards and passes for 77 more in a 9-0 loss to the unbeaten 49ers.