Cowboys in the NFL: Week 16
LARAMIE -- We were all looking forward to the first NFL matchup between former Wyoming stars Logan Wilson and Josh Allen.
The two faced off Monday night inside Cincinnati's Paycor Stadium with seeding in the upcoming AFC playoffs on the line.
This much-anticipated matchup lasted all of 18 snaps.
Allen completed 3-of-6 throws for 33 yards and Wilson finished with one tackle before the game was postponed after Buffalo safety Damar Hamlin collapsed on the field midway through the opening quarter. Hamlin, 24, suffered cardiac arrest and was loaded into an ambulance after his heartbeat was restored by team doctors. Hamlin is currently in critical condition at a local hospital.
The game was postponed and will be replayed at a later date.
Allen has thrown for 4,209 yards and 32 touchdowns this season while leading the Bills to a 12-3 record. Wilson has registered 115 tackles, 2.5 sacks, seven stuffs, a forced fumble and an interception. The Bengals are 11-4 overall.
Here is how the other Cowboys in the NFL performed last week:
Tashaun Gipson -- Safety - San Francisco 49ers
Jarrett Stidham, welcome to the club. Former Wyoming defensive back Tashaun Gipson snagged his 30th-career interception in Sunday's 37-34 victory over the Raiders. Gipson, an 11-year pro, picked off Stidham on the opening drive of overtime. Three snaps later, Robbie Gould booted through the game winner from 23 yards out. Gipson now has 59 tackles to go along with three interceptions during his first season with the Niners.
Chad Muma- Linebacker - Jacksonville Jaguars
This is not a drill. The Jacksonville Jaguars are atop the AFC South standings with one regular-season game remaining. One of the reasons for that is the emergence of rookie linebacker Chad Muma. In Sunday's 31-3 rout of the Texans, Muma tallied six tackles. Since the former Wyoming standout became a regular in the Jags lineup, the team has gone 3-2. Muma now has 41 tackles, 1.5 sacks and a pass breakup.
Andrew Wingard - Safety - Jacksonville Jaguars
Former Wyoming safety Andrew Wingard racked up three tackles in Sunday's win in Houston. The fourth-year pro now has 36 tackles, a forced fumble and an interception for the first-place Jaguars.
Mike Purcell - Defensive tackle - Denver Broncos
The streak is now at 15. That's how many straight times the Chiefs have beaten the Broncos. Yikes. Denver gave KC all it could handle Sunday, falling inside Arrowhead Stadium, 27-24. Mike Purcell finished with two tackles and a stuff in the loss. Purcell now has 45 tackles, 1.5 sacks and a fumble recovery.
Carl Granderson - Defensive end - New Orleans Saints
For the third straight game, Carl Granderson got to the quarterback. He finished with 1.5 sacks in Sunday's 20-10 victory over the top-ranked Eagles. The former UW edge rusher has tallied three sacks over his last three outings and now has 5.5 on the season to go along with 49 tackles.
Marcus Epps - Safety - Philadelphia Eagles
Marcus Epps landed eight tackles in that surprising home loss to the Saints. The former Wyoming walk-on now has 91 tackles, 2.5 stuffs, a forced fumble and four pass breakups for the 13-3 Eagles.
Jacob Hollister - Tight end - Seattle Seahawks
Jacob Hollister was waived by the Las Vegas Raiders on Dec. 17 and was signed to the Seattle Seahawks practice last Wednesday. This is Hollister's second stint in the Pacific Northwest. The former UW tight end played 27 games in a Seahawks uniform from 2019-20. He caught 66 passes and hauled in six touchdowns.
Tyler Hall - Defensive back - Las Vegas Raiders
San Francisco threw the ball Tyler Hall's way twice Sunday in Sin City. Neither one was completed. In fact, the former Wyoming corner contested both and finished with two pass breakups in a 37-34 overtime loss. Hall also registered a tackle and now has 18 this season.
* Chase Roullier - Center - Washington Commanders: Injured in Week 2 and will miss the rest of the season.
* Tanner Gentry - Wide receiver - Buffalo Bills: Currently on the team's practice squad