Cowboys Get Snubbed In All-Pro Team

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This year the Dallas Cowboys got left off a list they are used to.

During the rookie season of Ezekiel Elliott, the Cowboys had plenty of reasons to look at the future wide eyed and excited.  The past season might put that excitement at a short distance.  Dallas still is ready to contend for the NFC East next year, and with a couple moves, be back as one of the favorites to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl.

The NFL recognized the Cowboys struggles and awarded zero First-Team All-Pro spots to the Cowboys.  That is something that is not common with the Cowboys as they have peppered this list in years past, including five from last year.

In 2016, Dallas saw Ezekiel Elliott, Travis Frederick, Zack Martin, Tyron Smith from their offense make the First-Team.  On defense, the Cowboys saw Sean Lee make the All-Pro First-Team, too.

Dallas did see Martin return to the All-Pro team, but this time it was on the Second-Team.  In his first four seasons in the league, Martin has made it a regular to be on either the first or second team.  He has made one or the other in each of his four teams.

Joining Martin on the All-Pro Second-Team, defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence!

Lawrence is a player that many of us thought would be a lock to be on the First Team.  That isn’t the case as he lost out to Jacksonville’s Calais Campbell and New Orleans’ Cameron Jordan.  Both players are well deserved of the spot and just shows how stacked the edge rushers are in 2017.

Lawrence will be a free agent this off-season and Dallas must find a way to bring him back to Dallas in 2018.  Whether he signs a long-term deal, or Dallas puts the franchise tag on him, Lawrence most likely will be back in 2018.

All-Pro Second-Team

According to Pro Football Talk, here is the 2017 AP All-Pro Second-Team.


QB: Carson Wentz

RB: Le’Veon Bell

WR: Julio Jones and Adam Theilen

TE: Travis Kelce

Flex: Alvin Kamara

OL: David Bakhtiari, Mitchell Schwartz, Daryl Williams, Rodger Saffold, Zack Martin, and Alex Mack


DE: Everson Griffen and DeMarcus Lawrence

DT: Fletcher Cox and Calais Campbell

LB: Von Miller, C.J. Mosley, and Telvin Smith

CB: Casey Hayward and A.J. Bouye

S: Earl Thomas and Micah Hyde

DB: Xavier Rhodes

Special Teams:

P: Brett Kern

K: Justin Tucker

KR: Tyler Lockett

PR: Pharoh Cooper

ST: Matthew Slater

Do you agree with the list?  Should Martin and/or Lawrence have been on the First-Team?

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