7 Football Players who Played for Bills and Cowboys

There is a good chance that if you’ve found this page then you’re playing the Immaculate Grid.

That also means that today’s grid has asked for players that have played for both the Buffalo Bills and Dallas Cowboys.

And, it also means that you’re probably stuck on this particular box and you’re looking for a little help. Sound about right so far?

Well, good news, you’re in the right place.

I’ve done some research and have found players who played on both the Bills and Cowboys.

Cole Beasley

Cole Beasley was signed by the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2012. He quickly became a reliable slot receiver for the team, earning a reputation for his route-running and dependable hands. During his seven seasons with the Cowboys, Beasley was a key contributor in the passing game, particularly on third downs.

In 2019, Beasley joined the Buffalo Bills, where he continued to excel as a trusted target for quarterback Josh Allen. In the 2020 season, he recorded a career-high 967 receiving yards and contributed significantly to the Bills’ AFC Championship appearance.

His ability to make crucial catches in high-pressure situations has made him a valuable asset for his teams and a recognized name among NFL wide receivers.

*Beasley was the most popular pick for this square in a previous grid (Grid 29 & 56)

Drew Bledsoe

Drew Bledsoe was selected as the first overall pick in the 1993 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots. He played in the NFL for 14 seasons with the Patriots, Buffalo Bills, and Dallas Cowboys.

During his career, Bledsoe was named to four Pro Bowls and amassed over 44,000 passing yards and 251 touchdown passes. His ability to throw deep passes and his physical toughness marked his playing style.

Bledsoe led the Patriots to a Super Bowl appearance in the 1996 season (Super Bowl XXXI) but lost to the Green Bay Packers. He later played a crucial role in the 2001 season for the Patriots, stepping in during the AFC Championship Game and helping the team to reach Super Bowl XXXVI, though Tom Brady would be the starter for the Super Bowl win.

Bledsoe Key Stats

  • Pro Bowl (Patriots, Bills)
  • Super Bowl Championship (Patriots)
  • 3000+ Yard Passing Season (Patriots, Bills, Cowboys)

Terrell Owens

Terrell Owens, often known by his initials, T.O., was one of the most dynamic and controversial wide receivers in NFL history. Selected in the third round of the 1996 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers, Owens played for five teams over his 15-year career.

He earned six Pro Bowl selections, was a five-time First-Team All-Pro, and led the league in receiving touchdowns three times. His 153 receiving touchdowns rank third in NFL history, and his 15934 receiving yards rank third as well.

Despite these impressive numbers and his significant impact on the game, Owens had to wait until his third year of eligibility before being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2018.

Owens Key Stats

  • Hall of Fame
  • Pro Bowl (49ers, Eagles, Cowboys)
  • 1000+ Yard Receiving Season (49ers, Eagles, Cowboys)

Peerless Price

Peerless Price was a wide receiver in the NFL known for his time with the Buffalo Bills and the Atlanta Falcons. Selected in the 2nd round of the 1999 NFL Draft by Buffalo, Price showcased his skill particularly in the 2002 season when he racked up 1252 receiving yards and 9 touchdowns.

After a standout year, he was traded to the Falcons where he didn’t quite replicate his previous success. He returned to the Bills in 2006 for a two-year stint before concluding his career in 2007. Price finished his NFL career with over 5200 receiving yards and 31 touchdowns.

Matt Cassel

Quarterback Matt Cassel had a significant 14-year NFL career from 2005 to 2018, the pinnacle of which came as he filled in for an injured Tom Brady in 2008 and led the New England Patriots to an 11-5 season.

Cassel, a seventh-round draft pick, went on to have a Pro Bowl season with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2010, throwing for 3116 yards and 27 touchdowns.

Throughout his career, he played for various teams (7 in total) and was often brought in as a solid backup option. Cassel accumulated over 17,500 passing yards and 104 touchdowns in his career, showing durability and readiness when called upon.

Cassel Key Stats

  • Pro Bowl (Chiefs)
  • 3000+ Yard Passing Season (Patriots, Chiefs)

Kyle Orton

Kyle Orton had a respectable 10-year career in the NFL, navigating through the league as a reliable and effective journeyman quarterback. Drafted by the Chicago Bears in 2005, Orton helped guide the team to a 10-5 record in his rookie season, establishing himself as a proficient game manager.

Over his career, he played for the Bears, Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs, Dallas Cowboys, and Buffalo Bills, starting 82 games in total.

Although not renowned for eye-popping statistics, he finished his career with 18,037 passing yards and 101 touchdowns, demonstrating a dependability that led to a longer-than-average career for a non-star quarterback.

Orton Key Stats

  • 3000+ Yard Passing Season (Broncos, Bills)

Xavier Rhodes

Drafted 25th overall by the Vikings in the 2013 NFL Draft, Xavier Rhodes quickly established himself as a high-level performer in the secondary.

With the Vikings, Rhodes was recognized as a top cornerback in the league, earning Pro Bowl selections in 2016, 2017, and 2019. His 2017 campaign was particularly impressive, as he was named First-Team All-Pro after tallying 56 combined tackles and 2 interceptions.

Rhodes joined the Indianapolis Colts for the 2020 season, where he continued to demonstrate his prowess in pass coverage. Rhodes’ combination of size, speed, and ball skills make him a formidable opponent for any wide receiver.

Marcellus Wiley

Marcellus Wiley is a former NFL defensive end who transitioned into a successful media career after his time on the gridiron. He played college football at Columbia University, where he not only stood out athletically but also showcased his intellectual prowess by earning a degree from the Ivy League institution.

Selected in the second round of the 1997 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills, Wiley played ten seasons in the league. Throughout his NFL tenure, he suited up for the Bills, San Diego Chargers, Dallas Cowboys, and Jacksonville Jaguars. One of his career highlights includes a Pro Bowl selection in 2001 as a member of the Chargers.

Post-retirement, Wiley made a seamless transition into the media. With his charisma, insightful analysis, and candid perspectives, he became a prominent figure on ESPN, NFL Network, and later FOX Sports.

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