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Pro Bowl Voting: Help Some Dallas Cowboys Get In

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The NFL sent out a notice on the leading vote-getters for the Pro Bowl. On the NFC side, as expected, no Dallas Cowboys player made the list. So let's make an effort to get a few guys on the team. Sure, they've disappointed us this year, we all expected the season to go much differently. No doubt about that. The Jason Garrett-led Dallas Cowboys are a different story. These guys have us back in the action, and thinking about winning each week instead of about what will inevitably go wrong as we did at the end of the Wade Phillips regime. So let's show the players a little love.

Jason Witten is first among NFL tight ends with 65 catches. Even when you throw wide receivers into the mix, Witten is still the 8th leading receiver in the NFL. He's second to Antonio Gates in yards with 702. Along with four touchdowns and his steady blocking and versatility, Witten is surely Pro Bowl worthy, and worthy of starting.

Mat McBriar is still leading the league in net punt average at 42.8 yards, that's a full two yards more than the next closest guy. He also is number one in the NFC in average punt yards (48.2) and you can't blame the blocked punt on Sunday on anything he did. Jesse Holley just whiffed on the protection. Why Ben Graham of the Cardinals is leading the voting is a mystery.

And while you're over there voting, drop one in the bucket for DeMarcus Ware. He's 6th in the league in sacks (9.5) and second in the NFC behind Clay Matthews.

Go vote!

The top vote-getters in the NFC and AFC below...

NFC LEADING VOTE-GETTERS BY POSITION

Pos.

Name, Team

Votes

Pos.

Name, Team

Votes

QB

Michael Vick, Eagles

729,838

DE

Julius Peppers, Bears

244,439

RB

Adrian Peterson, Vikings

591,598

DT

Ndamukong Suh, Lions

235,697

FB

Heath Evans, Saints

132,694

OLB

Clay Matthews, Packers

285,063

WR

Roddy White, Falcons

346,225

ILB

Brian Urlacher, Bears

173,960

TE

Tony Gonzalez, Falcons

273,821

CB

Charles Woodson, Packers

235,681

T

Chad Clifton, Packers

112,500

SS

LaRon Landry, Redskins

151,083

G

Steve Hutchinson, Vikings

129,269

FS

Antrel Rolle, Giants

111,510

C

Shaun O'Hara, Giants

149,394

P

Ben Graham, Cardinals

96,561

K

David Akers, Eagles

131,631

ST

Heath Farwell, Vikings

116,028

KR

Devin Hester, Bears

155,855

 

 

 

 

AFC LEADING VOTE-GETTERS BY POSITION

 

Pos.

Name, Team

Votes

Pos.

Name, Team

Votes

QB

Peyton Manning, Colts

691,146

DE

Dwight Freeney, Colts

304,663

RB

Arian Foster, Texans

414,033

DT

Haloti Ngata, Ravens

196,528

FB

Le'Ron McClain, Ravens

163,645

OLB

James Harrison, Steelers

236,374

WR

Andre Johnson, Texans

340,996

ILB

Ray Lewis, Ravens

245,381

TE

Antonio Gates, Chargers

375,666

CB

Nnamdi Asomugha, Raiders

197,746

T

Andrew Whitworth, Bengals

202,771

SS

Troy Polamalu, Steelers

307,209

G

Eric Steinbach, Browns

205,985

FS

Ed Reed, Ravens

189,358

C

Jeff Saturday, Colts

212,994

P

Shane Lechler, Raiders

107,170

K

Sebastian Janikowski, Raiders

104,556

ST

Keyaron Fox, Steelers

76,182

KR

Joshua Cribbs, Browns

133,177