Dallas Cowboys Special Teams Pro Bowlers
Brett Maher, Kicker
Despite a kicker controversy in training camp, the Cowboys made the right choice with Brett Maher. The most impressive part about Maher is the strength of his leg. He had his best game of the season in Week 11, going 4-for-4 on field goals, including two 50-yarders and one 60-yarder.
Maher is tied for fifth in the NFL in field goals made this season with 29. He also has the second-most made kicks from 50-59 yards with six. The 32-year-old has impressed in his second stint with America’s (Special) Team, and he will be relied on plenty for the rest of the season.
KaVontae Turpin, Return Specialist
The Cowboys took a chance on USFL MVP KaVontae Turpin in free agency. Not knowing what to expect from Turpin, they gave him the job of kick/punt returner in the preseason. He made his name known after returning both a kick and punt for touchdowns against the Los Angeles Chargers.
This season, Turpin has been very effective as a punt returner. He has returned 19 punts for 236 yards. Also, his four 20+ yard returns rank third in the NFL. Even though he has yet to return one for a touchdown during the regular season, it feels like he is close to breaking one.
Overall, the Cowboys should be expecting to have around eight Pro Bowlers this season, with the possibility of that number increasing if some other players can continue to play well.