The NFL announced their 2018 Pro Bowl rosters Tuesday night. The Pittsburgh Steelers led the pack with eight of their players making the list. From the NFC side, both the Philadelphia Eagles and New Orleans Saints each had six players selected. Two of the Saints players are rookies - running back Alvin Kamara and cornerback Marshon Lattimore. The Saints would also double-dip at the running back position as Mark Ingram joined his teammate with his second Pro Bowl selection, which is the first time in 42 years that a team has sent two RBs to the Pro Bowl. Both New Orleans running backs have over 1,300+ scrimmage yards and double-digit touchdowns.
The Cowboys had four of their players chosen. To the surprise of few, their All-Pro offensive linemen - Tyron Smith, Zack Martin, and Travis Frederick all made the squad. This is Smith’s fifth selection and the fourth time that Martin and Frederick have made the team. Martin has made the Pro Bowl every year in his career so far. The entire offensive line of the NFC team is almost made entirely from players in the NFC East with Atlanta Falcons center, Alex Mack being the only exception.
Of the eight offensive linemen selected to the Pro Bowl, seven of them are from the NFC East...with none of them being from the Giants.— Dan Rogers (@DannyPhantom24) December 20, 2017
While the offensive line picks are business as usual, the pleasant surprise this year was the selection of a Cowboys pass rusher. Hooray! The Cowboys finally have an edge rusher on the team. DeMarcus Lawrence has been selected to his first Pro Bowl after a breakout season. Lawrence is currently third in the league in sacks with 13.5, trailing only Chandler Jones (15) from Arizona and Calais Campbell (14.5) from Jacksonville.
Some were hoping Cowboys punter Chris Jones would make the team after doing pretty much everything right this year. The team is lucky to have such an outstanding kicking duo in Jones and Dan Bailey and I would put these two up against any other kicking tandem in the league.
Rams K Greg Zuerlein and P Johnny Hekker are your Pro Bowl starters this year. You could replace them with Dan Bailey and Chris Jones and you wouldn't be worse off. #DallasCowboys pic.twitter.com/PvSXj21AID— Dan Rogers (@DannyPhantom24) December 20, 2017
Fans also feel Sean Lee might have got snubbed as well. Last year, Lee wasn’t selected to the Pro Bowl initially, but was vindicated a couple weeks later when the Associated Press selected him to their 2016 All-Pro first team. While Lee’s value isn’t a secret to anyone, especially with the night and day difference the defense plays when he’s on or off the field, it could be a little harder making the team this season. Lee has missed five games so far this season as he’s dealt with a hamstring injury.
Lee could still get in as an alternative. And don’t be surprised if the Cowboys add another offensive lineman to the list as La’el Collins is having a great season in his first year starting at right tackle.
As is usually the case, expect to see plenty of alternates announced as guys start backing out of the Pro Bowl for various reasons.— David Helman (@HelmanDC) December 20, 2017
I’d guess Sean Lee, Chris Jones & La’el Collins all have at least a decent shot of being named as an alternate. #cowboyswire
Do you agree with these selections? Are there any other Cowboys players you think should belong on the team?