The contingent of Cowboys going to the Pro Bowl continues to grow. When the Pro Bowl rosters were originally announced, four Cowboys made the list. That included their trio of studs along the offensive line, Tyron Smith, Zack Martin, and Travis Frederick. It seems like an annual occasion for some combination, or all three, of those guys to make the Pro Bowl.
Also included was Ezekiel Elliott. Statistically 2019 was the lowest for his overall rushing numbers in a full 16-game season, but much of that was the fact the Cowboys decided to pass a little more and they also rotated in Tony Pollard, reducing Zeke’s workload somewhat. His touchdown numbers were outstanding (12) and his yards per carry number was still 4.5.
Cowboys WR Amari Cooper and LB Jaylon Smith added to Pro Bowl roster as alternates, team announced. They will join RB Ezekiel Elliott, RG Zack Martin, LT Tyron Smith and C Travis Frederick in Orlando.— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) January 9, 2020
Joining those four as alternates are Amari Cooper and Jaylon Smith. Cooper is certainly deserving as he posted another 1,000 yard season even though his production was uneven and he spent much of the year battling injuries that slowed him down.
Jaylon Smith, on the other hand, is a little bit of a head-scratcher. Smith, and his partner Leighton Vander Esch, were not playing up to the abilities they showed in 2018. Too many bad angles, missed tackles, and general poor awareness had many Cowboys observers wondering what had happened to the dynamic duo of the year before.
Smith certainly has the skills, let’s hope his 2020 turns out to be better than this past season. Still, congrats to Smith and Cooper on making the Pro Bowl.
Now, will they rectify the snub of Dak Prescott at some point?