There may have been some major changes to the traditional Pro Bowl game for the 2022 season, but that doesn’t mean it still isn’t an honor for a player to be named a Pro Bowler. Some of the greatest Dallas Cowboys collected Pro Bowl honors before going into the Cowboys Ring of Honor and/or Pro Football Hall of Fame.
In recent history, minus one outlier, several Cowboys have been part of the NFC team. From 2017 to 2021, the Cowboys had at least five roster members named to the Pro Bowl team. That one exception was in 2020 in which miraculously zero Dallas players made the all-star event.
This season looks to be another positive year for the members of America’s Team.
The Pro Bowl is fan-voted and the polls have been open for almost two weeks now. Although there are still three weeks left to vote, the league leaked the current standings to let fans know which players are leading certain categories.
Two Cowboys players, who were on our recent Pro Bowl predictions list, happened to be leading their categories — Micah Parsons (OLB) and Zack Martin (G).
Cowboys OLB Micah Parsons and G Zack Martin lead the Pro Bowl votes for their positions
Given the way those two are playing, this doesn’t come as much of a surprise. Parsons is a clear frontrunner for Defensive Player of the Year in his second season and has once again taken this league by storm as a versatile and unique threat to opposing offenses.
In his ninth season, Martin is no stranger to Pro Bowls. He’s made the annual roster in all but one of his seasons, and that was the year he was only able to play in 10 games. The long-time veteran has been the leading man on the offensive line with fellow veteran Tyron Smith out with a severe leg injury for the most part of the season.
These two Cowboys stars aren’t the only ones looking to gain a spot on the Pro Bowl team. The Athletic’s Jon Machota revealed that Trevon Diggs is currently third among cornerbacks, Donovan Wilson is fourth among strong safeties, CeeDee Lamb is eighth among wide receivers, DeMarcus Lawrence is ninth amongst defensive ends, and Tony Pollard is 10th among running backs.
This would be Wilson’s and Pollard’s first-ever Pro Bowl nominations.
Hopefully, this year is another year of five or more honorees from Dallas. While they won’t be playing in the typical, boring game, the Pro Bowl will now include a week of skills competitions and a flag football game.
There’s still plenty of time to vote for your favorite players!