Cowboys in the NFL: Week 8
LARAMIE -- How did the Pokes in the pros fare this week?
Josh Allen - Quarterback - Buffalo Bills
This was supposed to be a potential Super Bowl preview. Instead, it was a game between teams -- and quarterbacks -- that are heading in different directions. Josh Allen completed just 13-of-25 passes for 218 yards and tossed two touchdowns in an easy 27-17 win over Aaron Rodgers and the Packers Sunday night in Orchard Park. Allen also tossed two interceptions in the victory. The former UW gunslinger has thrown for 2,198 yards and 19 touchdowns this season while leading the Bills to a 6-1 record.
Logan Wilson -- Linebacker - Cincinnati Bengals
One bright spot in Monday night's 32-13 loss to the in-state rival Browns was Logan Wilson. The Casper product tallied eight tackles in the loss, including six of the solo variety. Wilson now has 46 tackles, including two stuffs, an interception and a pass breakup on the season. Wilson is the second-leading tackler on the Bengals roster.
Chad Muma- Linebacker - Jacksonville Jaguars
Lone Tree, Colo., product Chad Muma lined up across from his home-state team Sunday in London. He also tallied two tackles in the 21-17 loss to the Broncos. Muma now has seven tackles during his rookie season in Jacksonville. He's been a fixture on the Jaguars' special teams unit.
Andrew Wingard - Safety - Jacksonville Jaguars
Like Muma, Andrew Wingard is also from Colorado. The safety recorded one tackle in the 21-17 loss to Denver Sunday inside Wembley Stadium. Wingard, who has also played a prominent role on special teams this season, now has eight tackles to his credit. Wingard was given the captain's "C" on his jersey before the tilt with his hometown team.
Mike Purcell - Defensive tackle - Denver Broncos
Mike Purcell finished with two tackles in the Broncos 21-17 win over Jacksonville Sunday in London. Purcell, a nose guard who played at Wyoming from 2009-12, now has 24 tackles, 1.5 sacks and three stuffs this season.
Carl Granderson - Defensive end - New Orleans Saints
The 6-foot-5, 261-pound edge rusher was inactive for the Saints 24-0 blanking of the Raiders last Sunday in New Orleans. Carl Granderson currently has 13 tackles, including a pair of stuffs, in five games. He is also credited with 0.5 sacks.
Marcus Epps - Safety - Philadelphia Eagles
Marcus Epps grew up a hardcore Steelers fan. Sunday in Philadelphia, the former walk-on at Wyoming registered seven tackles and 0.5 stuffs in a dominating 35-13 victory over his childhood team. Epps has 40 tackles this season from the safety spot. He has also broken up three passes for the unbeaten Eagles.
Tashaun Gipson - Safety - San Francisco 49ers
The longest-tenured former Wyoming player started in the Niners 31-14 victory over the defending Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams, but didn't record any statistics. Tashaun Gipson has 28 tackles and a pick through the first eight games of his San Francisco tenure.
Jacob Hollister - Tight end - Minnesota Vikings
The sixth-year tight end appeared in his first game as a Viking in Minnesota's 34-26 home victory over Arizona. He did not record any statistics. Hollister played in seven games for Jacksonville last season after spending the majority of fall camp in Buffalo. He snagged nine passes for 55 yards and a touchdown.
* Chase Roullier - Center - Washington Commanders: Injured in Week 2 and will miss the rest of the season.
* Tyler Hall - cornerback - Las Vegas Raiders: Currently on the practice squad
* Tanner Gentry - Wide receiver - Buffalo Bills: Currently on the practice squad