The numbers released by the NFL show that Dez Bryant is the number three wide receiver in fan voting behind Calvin Johnson and A.J. Green, and is also among the top ten vote-getters of all NFL players. Jason Hatcher at defensive tackle and Sean Lee at inside linebacker are the second leading vote-getters at their respective positions and round out the Cowboys players currently showing up on the ballots. If they all end up making the Pro Bowl, it would be the first Pro Bowl nomination for each of the three players.
If you haven't voted for your favorite Cowboys players yet, go to NFL.com/ProBowl and cast your vote. Multiple times. Every day.
Balloting will conclude Thursday, Dec. 26, and the Pro Bowl players will be announced the next day.
The NFL has done away with the traditional NFC versus AFC Pro Bowl, and instead will implement an unconferenced Pro Bowl for which players will be selected via a "Pro Bowl Draft": The NFL's top two vote-getters on offense and defense become team captains for Deion Sanders' team and Jerry Rice's team. In a fantasy draft style setting, the captains pick from the voted all-stars to form the teams regardless of which conference the players come from.
And since there's bound a way to make money out of this, the Pro Bowl Draft will of course air on NFL Network during the week leading up to the game.
|NFL's top-10 Pro Bowl vote-getters|
|NFL's leading vote-getters by position|
|QB||Peyton Manning||Broncos||654,309||QB||Drew Brees||Saints||540,036|
|RB||Jamaal Charles||Chiefs||453,761||RB||Marshawn Lynch||Seahawks||443,533|
|FB||Mike Tolbert||Panthers||182,773||FB||Chris Ogbonnaya||Browns||135,692|
|WR||Calvin Johnson||Lions||449,346||WR||A.J. Green||Bengals||368,708|
|TE||Jimmy Graham||Saints||376,637||TE||Julius Thomas||Broncos||278,765|
|OT||Branden Albert||Chiefs||120,081||OT||Joe Staley||49ers||106,074|
|G||Zane Beadles||Broncos||108,105||G||Jeff Allen||Chiefs||96,187|
|C||Max Unger||Seahawks||112,168||C||Manny Ramirez||Broncos||110,123|
|K||Stephen Gostkowski||Patriots||105,182||K||Nick Folk||Jets||78,764|
|PR||Devin Hester||Bears||130,570||PR||Trindon Holliday||Broncos||107,912|
|DE||J.J. Watt||Texans||194,539||DE||Mario Williams||Bills||185,531|
|DT||Dontari Poe||Chiefs||181,342||DT||Jason Hatcher||Cowboys||164,398|
|OLB||Tamba Hali||Chiefs||169,597||OLB||Terrell Suggs||Ravens||167,522|
|ILB||Kiko Alonso||Bills||188,153||ILB||Sean Lee||Cowboys||151,571|
|CB||Richard Sherman||Seahawks||257,196||CB||Patrick Peterson||Cardinals||189,605|
|SS||Kam Chancellor||Seahawks||94,332||SS||Eric Berry||Chiefs||82,770|
|FS||Earl Thomas||Seahawks||195,586||FS||Eric Reid||49ers||62,319|
|P||Dustin Colquitt||Chiefs||89,051||P||Andy Lee||49ers||49,598|
|ST||David Bruton||Broncos||75,118||ST||Eric Weems||Bears||67,012|