The Dallas Cowboys are ending a highly disappointing season with some very disappointing news, as none of their players were selected to the NFL All-Pro team, according to ESPN.
Earlier today, the NFL announced their All-Pro team with the usual noticeable omissions that we see every single season. Dallas Cowboys fans were immediately vocal about omissions.
While the Dallas Cowboys ended up with a 4-12 record instead of an NFL Playoffs run, there were still several players who played at a top level, despite knowing they were losing games.
Tyron Smith, Travis Frederick, Zack Martin, and Dan Bailey played well enough for all four of them to make the Pro Bowl roster. All four of them had to settle for being second team.
Andrew Whitworth of the Cincinnati Bengals and Joe Thomas of the Cleveland Browns are first team All-Pro, even though Tyson Smith played at a similar level for the Dallas Cowboys.
Travis Frederick is one of the best centers in the NFL and will remain so for many years to come, but Ryan Kalil of the Carolina Panthers was a bit more dominating for a winning team.
Zack Martin was first team All-Pro last year, and he’s inevitably going to take that spot back from Marshal Yanda of the Baltimore Ravens and David DeCastro of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Dan Bailey was extremely reliable for the Dallas Cowboys, as usual, and was the most accurate kicker in the NFL, but Stephen Gostkowski helped the New England Patriots win more.
Sean Lee finished fifth in the NFL in tackles, but he did not make either All-Pro team because Von Miller, Thomas Davis, and especially Kalil Mack each had dominating seasons.
Jason Witten had a great year, but he was snubbed in favor of Rob Gronkowski of the New England Patriots and Greg Olsen of the Carolina Panthers because of team success.
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was hoping that Greg Hardy would be competing for the All-Pro team when he decided to go against the grain and take a risk on signing him.
Injuries not only robbed the Dallas Cowboys of a better record and a spot in the NFL Playoffs, but it also robbed them of the opportunity to boast about two more All-Pro selections.
Cam Newton has been a big reason for the huge season that the Carolina Panthers had, but a healthy Tony Romo might have been able to compete with him for the All-Pro spot.
Antonio Brown of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Julio Jones of the Atlanta Falcons had tremendous seasons, but a healthy and motivated Dez Bryant could have competed against them.
While some may use the lack of first team All-Pro selections against the Dallas Cowboys, Jerry Jones and head coach Jason Garrett should use this as motivation for the following year.
The Dallas Cowboys need to add more talent to the defensive line so Sean Lee can be freed up from fighting against blockers and be even more dominant than he was this season.
Jerry Jones also needs to find a shutdown corner back so that Byron Jones can develop into an All-Pro safety in his second season in the NFL. He played extremely well as a rookie.
Offensively, the Dallas Cowboys need to find more receiving threats so that Tony Romo, Dez Bryant, and Jason Witten can have much better seasons than they did this miserable year.
Without stating the obvious too much, the Dallas Cowboys also need to find a backup quarterback that can capable handle himself in case Tony Romo goes through another injury.
The Dallas Cowboys need to be represented on the All-Pro team next season.
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