Six Dallas Cowboys will be wearing the blue NFC uniform tonight in the Pro Bowl. Depending on where the CBA takes us, it could be a while before we see Cowboys players on a field again, be it in a real game or just in practice.
But is that enough to make you tune in to tonight's game?
If recent history is anything to go by, it should at least be a high-scoring game. The seven highest combined scores in Pro Bowl history have all occurred since 2000, including 75 points last year, which ranks third in Pro Bowl history. The highest score was 2004's 55-52 NFC win.
The offenses of each side are led by some of the most prolific passers of 2010. The 2011 AFC Pro Bowl roster will feature the top two passing yardage leaders – San Diego’s Philip Rivers (4,710), who will start for the AFC, and Indianapolis’ Peyton Manning (4,700). The NFC will counter with Philadelphia’s Michael Vick, who became the first quarterback in NFL history to rush for at least 600 yards (676) and post a passer rating of 100.0 or better (100.2), as the starter, with New Orleans’ Drew Brees, the NFL’s third-leading passer with 4,620 yards, also suiting up for the NFC.