In a season of disappointments, several Cowboys got a chance to show their abilities at the 2014 Pro Bowl Sunday evening.
Dez Bryant, Jason Hatcher and Tyron Smith were the first members of the Dallas Cowboys to be selected to the Pro Bowl but late additions Jason Witten and DeMarco Murray were also added to the Pro Bowl due to an injury to 49ers running back Frank Gore. Witten took the place of Denver Broncos‘ tight end Julius Thomas who will be playing in the Pro Bowl next Sunday.
Having five Pro Bowlers on a team that managed to only go 8-8 on the year as well as having five Pro Bowlers on a team that failed to make the playoffs after leading the division for most of the year can be very frustrating to a fan base. But, between several key injuries and the resurgence of the Philadelphia Eagles it was inevitable for the Cowboys to falter late in the year but for another few hours on Sunday Cowboy fan’s got to rejoice in seeing some of their favorite Cowboy’s players play one last time before next season.
Murray proved to be the star of stars out of the Cowboys who did make the Pro Bowl, even scoring the touchdown that would lead to the game winning two-point conversion for the team Rice squad. Murray who battled a whole array of injuries on the year finally got to prove himself later in the season and the former Oklahoma Sooners produced big time.
In just his third season out of college, Murray had nine touchdowns and 1,121 yards on the season all the while battling injuries and being a part of a pass first offense. Murray seems to may have finally put his injury prone days behind him this year and will need to be more of a focal point in the Cowboys offense next season.