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Cowboys Lead NFL With 5 Pro Bowl Starters

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    MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JANUARY 31: Jason Witten #82, Ryan Kalil #67, and Tony Romo #9 of the NFC's Dallas Cowboys and Carolina Panthers stand in the huddle during the 2010 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl game at Sun Life Stadium on January 31, 2010 in Miami Gardens, Florida. The AFC defeated the NFC 41-34. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

    A couple weeks ago, we posted a bit about how the fan ballot for this season’s Pro Bowl reflected the utter misery of the 2010 season, with the Dallas Cowboys being poorly represented in the voting. DeMarcus Ware fared the best of any Cowboy, at second, behind Green Bay’s Clay Matthews at outside linebacker.

    But after the players and coaches vote, which took place last week, the Cowboys won’t just be well represented. They’ll be better represented than any other team in the NFL, at least with respect to starters.

    Five--count ‘em, five Cowboys will start in this year’s Pro Bowl. Jason Witten, DeMarcus Ware, Jay Ratliff, Andre Gurode and Mat McBriar will all start for the NFC in this year’s game, which is sort of the football equivalent of the MLB All-Star Game, only in no way interesting or fun to watch.

    It’s hard to argue against any of these selections, really, but it is shocking that a team with a total of five wins on the year would be so eminently present at the Pro Bowl. Only the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots have more players on the Pro Bowl roster, with seven and six, respectively.

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