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Cowboys News: Dez Bryant Makes It Magnificent Seven Cowboys For Pro Bowl

Though the Cowboys would much rather have made it to the big dance, for what it's worth, Dez Bryant makes it now seven representatives for Dallas.

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Dez Bryant Named To Third Pro Bowl As Julio Jones' Replacement - David Helman, Dallas Cowboys
As the Cowboys prepare to coach in the Pro Bowl, they learned they’ll be adding another of their players to the proceedings this week.

With Julio Jones preparing to play in Super Bowl LI, the league announced that Dez Bryant will join the Pro Bowl lineup as his replacement for the all-star game. This will mark Bryant’s third appearance in the Pro Bowl, along with his nominations in 2013 and 2014.

2017 Senior Bowl: Who To Watch - North Roster - Joseph.Hatz, Blogging The Boys
Senior Bowl prospects on the North roster that Cowboys fans should keep an eye on.

Last year Carson Wentz went into the week as a late-first, early second round type of prospect, and after an impressive week of practice he shot up to a lock top-10 pick. During the 2014 Senior Bowl the battles between Aaron Donald and Zack Martin in the OL/DL one-on-one drills were the stuff of legend, and now they are both All-Pro players that are arguably the best players in the league at their respective positions. And then, of course, there’s one Dakota Rayne Prescott, the MVP of the 2016 Senior Bowl.

Cowboys approach to defensive line needs closer look - Todd Archer, ESPN
The Cowboys need Tyrone Crawford and DeMarcus Lawrence to be difference-makers. Here's a look at what to expect from the defensive line in 2017.

The Cowboys’ best linemen were tackles McClain and Collins. McClain had 2.5 sacks but led the linemen with 41 tackles, including three tackles for loss. He also forced two fumbles. He missed the final regular-season game with an injury but finally showed the potential the Cowboys wanted to see when he signed in 2014. Collins, a third-round pick, finished second on the defense with five sacks and showed promise for the future.

Nate Newton: If Cowboys can add these two ingredients, they've got a Super Bowl recipe - SportsDay
Former Cowboys great Nate Newton knows what a Super Bowl team look like. Heck, he was on three in Dallas.

"They need two playmakers on defense," Newton told ESPN Radio 103.3 FM's J Dub City on Monday. "They need two game-changing players on defense."

Dallas Cowboys to scout Senior Bowl, looking for next hidden gem - Drew Davison, The Star-Telegram
The Senior Bowl couldn’t have found a better face for its game than Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott.

"Senior Bowl is this Week: DON’T TAKE A Meeting, Practice REP, or WalkingThrough the Lobby Lightly. You’re Being Evaluated," Prescott wrote.

Dak Prescott's Rise Highlights Importance Of This Week's Senior Bowl - David Helman, Dallas Cowboys
It’s fitting that exactly one year after coaching in the Senior Bowl, the Cowboys are preparing to coach in the Pro Bowl.

"Every time anybody mentioned his name, it was the ‘it’ factor," said Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones. "When we went to the Senior Bowl, the coaches, Jacksonville, they talked about the ‘it’ factor. They said he’s got it."

A successful Senior Bowl week led to an interview at the NFL Combine, followed by Prescott’s private workout with Cowboys coaches. This week, he heads to Orlando, Fla., as a Pro Bowler and one of the biggest success stories of the 2016 NFL season.

Understanding Tony Romo’s Contract Is The First Step In Determining His Future - VAfan, Blogging The Boys
When discussing what the Cowboys might do with Tony Romo this offseason, it’s helpful to understand Tony’s contract.

Critically, the cost of keeping Romo is NOT the cap relief Dallas would gain in 2017 from cutting or trading Romo. That number is Tony Romo’s 2017 cap hit of $24,700,000 minus his dead cap of $19,600,000, or $5.1 million. Often commentators suggest the Cowboys should keep Romo because he’s only "costing" them this $5.1M number. That is wrong. The cost is $14 million, which is the base salary Dallas will not have to pay if Tony Romo is elsewhere in 2017.

Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant added to Pro Bowl roster - Todd Archer, ESPN
With Julio Jones playing in the Super Bowl, Dez Bryant was added to the NFC Pro Bowl roster, giving Dallas seven players in the NFL's all-star game.

Bryant, who missed three games with a tibial plateau fracture, finished the season with 50 catches for 796 yards and eight touchdowns. This was not the prototypical Bryant season due to his knee injury, but he also had three games with just one catch. He was held without a catch for in the season finale, but that was mostly because the coaches allowed him to play in only three series.

2016 Draft Review: How Cowboys found immediate impact and raw potential in Round 6 - Kate Hairopoulos, SportsDay
The Cowboys' 2016 draft class could end up being one of the best in the franchise's history.

Outlook: Brown impressed the coaches with his versatility and his physicality, something he wasn't necessarily known for coming out of Purdue. He gives Dallas options with cornerbacks Brandon Carr and Morris Claiborne entering free agency.

Would’ve Been Fun To Watch Cowboys Match Up With Hot-Lanta - Nick Eatman, Dallas Cowboys
One week ago was probably the worst day of the year for many Cowboys fans. But this Monday might not be a lot better.

However, maybe this is a bit easier to accept. Because as great as the Cowboys were all year, the Falcons were right there as well. And in the last few weeks, no one has played better than Atlanta. We’re talking about a team that dominated the Seahawks defense in one round, and then cooled off Rodgers and the Packers in the second game.

Jason Witten delivers strong message to Dallas Cowboys' faithful - Patrik Walker,
The Dallas Cowboys aren't playing in a Super Bowl this season, but Jason Witten wants the world to know things will end differently next time around.

There's no proverbial fat woman singing in the mind of Jason Witten.

After suffering another soul-tearing defeat in the NFC Divisional Round to the Green Bay Packers, some believed the 14-year veteran would hang up his cleats. Witten cut those rumors down before they could take root, announcing his plan to return to the Dallas Cowboys next season.

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