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2015 Pro Bowl: 18 Dallas Cowboys On Latest Pro Bowl Shortlists With Three Weeks Of Voting Left

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NFL Pro Bowl balloting is underway, and the NFL announced the leading vote-getters for the 2015 Pro Bowl. 18 Dallas Cowboys rank in the Top 10 in their respective position groups, the second most of any team in the league.

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Two weeks ago, and with five weeks of fan voting remaining, we looked at the early results from the fan voting for the 2015 Pro Bowl and saw that 16 Cowboys players were ranked in the Top 10 in their respective position groups.

Today, with just three weeks of fan voting remaining for the 2015 NFL Pro Bowl, 18 Dallas Cowboys rank in the Top 10 in their respective position groups in the latest Pro Bowl fan voting, according to data from the NFL.

Here's the full table of all 18 Cowboys, where they rank at their positions, and how many Pro Bowl berths are available for that specific position..

COWBOYS PRO BOWL VOTING LEADERS
Player Position Votes Pos. Rk. Avail. Berths
Murray, DeMarco RB 447,561 1 6
Frederick, Travis OC 143,929 1 4
Smith, Tyron OT 139,729 1 6
Martin, Zack OG 127,908 1 6
Bailey, Dan K 101,209 2 2
Leary, Ronald OG 85,569 3 6
Heath, Jeff ST 47,179 3 2
Bryant, Dez WR 297,804 4 8
Free, Doug OT 97,249 4 6
Church, Barry FS 48,426 4 3
McClain, Rolando ILB 80,841 5 4
Clutts, Tyler FB 64,372 5 2
Romo, Tony QB 267,138 6 6
Harris, Dwayne Returner 41,458 6 2
Witten, Jason TE 106,129 7 4
Jones, Chris P 37,433 7 2
Melton, Henry DT 78,910 8 6
Wilcox, J.J. SS 34,612 10 3
Green denotes Pro Bowls players based on the fan vote through today.

If Pro Bowl voting were to end today, and only the fan votes were counted, nine Cowboys players would make the Pro Bowl. Those Pro Bowlers would be Tony Romo, DeMarco Murray, Dez Bryant, Dan Bailey and all five offensive linemen.

Obviously more players could be added to the Pro Bowl roster either as injury replacements or as replacements for Super Bowl-bound players, so a ranked a little further down at his position, like Jeff Heath for example, could still make the Pro Bowl. Allowing for that could lead to additional Pro Bowl berths for Heath, Barry Church, Rolando McClain and perhaps Henry Melton.

J.J. Wilcox and Chris Jones are the two players that climbed into the top ten at their position groups over the last two weeks.

With 18 players on the 190-strong list of players ranked in the top ten across the positions, the Cowboys contribute almost 10% of the entire player pool, and rank second only to the Packers, who contribute 19 players in the fan vote. The Cowboys also have more players on the list than the rest of the NFC East combined. Here's how many players from each team make the list:

Team No. of Players Team No. of Players
Green Bay Packers 19 Miami Dolphins 4
Dallas Cowboys 18 Atlanta Falcons 3
Denver Broncos 15 Buffalo Bills 3
New England Patriots 15 Kansas City Chiefs 3
Cleveland Browns 12 New Orleans Saints 3
Pittsburgh Steelers 12 New York Jets 3
Baltimore Ravens 9 San Diego Chargers 3
Indianapolis Colts 9 San Francisco 49ers 3
Seattle Seahawks 9 Washington Redskins 3
Philadelphia Eagles 8 New York Giants 2
Arizona Cardinals 5 Oakland Raiders 2
Chicago Bears 5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2
Detroit Lions 5 Cincinnati Bengals 1
Minnesota Vikings 5 Tennessee Titans 1
Carolina Panthers 4 St. Louis Rams 0
Houston Texans 4 Jacksonville Jaguars 0

If you haven't yet voted for your favorite Cowboys players today, go to NFL.com and cast your vote. Multiple times. Every day.

Fan voting for the 2015 Pro Bowl will continue until Monday, December 15. NFL players and coaches will cast their votes on December 19 and the Pro Bowl players will be announced on Tuesday, December 23. The Pro Bowl players are determined by the consensus votes of fans, players and coaches. Each group’s vote counts one-third toward determining the 88 Pro Bowl players.

Players are selected without regard to conference in voting by fans, coaches and players. For example, the top six quarterbacks following voting will earn a Pro Bowl berth, regardless of how many are from AFC or NFC teams.

Players will later be assigned to teams through the Pro Bowl Draft during the week leading up to the game, which will be played on Sunday, January 25, 2015 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona, site of Super Bowl XLIX.