According to a press release issued by the Dallas Cowboys today, cornerback Terence Newman has been added to the NFC Pro Bowl roster as a replacement for Cardinals corner Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. Rodgers-Cromartie suffered a chipped tibia and an MCL injury in the Cardinals playoff loss to New Orleans last week.
This marks Newman's second career Pro Bowl nod. He was voted in, along with a record 12 other Cowboys, to the 2007 game.
After struggling with injury for much of the previous two seasons, Newman started all 16 regular season games and two postseason games in 2009. The veteran recorded 68 tackles on the year, three interceptions (including a pick-six against Carolina) and a career-best 21 pass break-ups. He also forced three fumbles, another career-high and good enough for second on the team.
Newman will join six fellow Cowboys in Miami--Jason Witten, Andre Gurode, Leonard Davis, DeMarcus Ware, Jay Ratliff and Miles Austin.
Under the new format--the game being played the week before the Super Bowl, et cetera--Wade Phillips and company will coach the NFC squad, as the owner of the conference's best record for a team not moving onto the championship game. Former Cowboys offensive coordinator Norv Turner will be at the helm for the AFC.