Two Dallas Cowboys Selected to Pro Bowl

By Jesus Flores
Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports


The NFL released its preliminary Pro Bowl rosters on Wednesday, and among those selected were two of your Dallas Cowboys.

They are tight end Jason Witten and outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware, but I’m sure you could have guessed that.

Witten has put a record-breaking season together, in which he has amassed 103 catches, a new NFL record for tight ends.  Ware has been solid all year and continues climbing up the all-time sacks leader board.

Witten has now been selected to eight Pro Bowls and Ware has been selected to seven.  With his eighth selection, Witten, ties Emmitt Smith for the fourth most Pro Bowl selections by a Cowboys’ player.

Congratulations to Witten and Ware for being true leaders on the field and off the field, also.  Their organizations reach and affect the lives of thousands of kids in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area and I’m glad to see their hard work paying off.

With that being said, let me segue to whom I think should have made the Pro Bowl, but didn’t.

I really thought that Anthony Spencer would make the Pro Bowl this season.  He’s turned in statistically his best season as a pro and has for the most part played better than Ware, at least in my opinion.

This season he’s accounted for a team leading 87 tackles, two forced fumbles, and he’s second on the team with 10 sacks.  I thought for sure Spencer would get voted in but as it turns out, he wasn’t.

A guy who many feel should have been voted in, but wasn’t, is Cowboys’ third-year man, Dez Bryant.  I’d really like to make a case for Bryant, but fact is that his “breakout year” didn’t begin until a few weeks back.

So while, he may have more touchdown catches than Calvin Johnson, Brandon Marshall, Victor Cruz, and Julio Jones, all who were selected, I can’t fault the people who voted, for not voting him in.  Had Bryant been consistent all year long, there’s no denying that he’d be representing the Cowboys in Hawaii alongside Ware and Witten.


Jesus Flores is a Dallas Cowboys writer for Follow him on Twitter @SSgtFlo1

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