Dallas Cowboys Protecting Russell Wilson At Pro Bowl

Dallas Cowboys offensive linemen Tyron Smith, Travis Frederick, and Zack Martin have been tasked with protecting Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson at the Pro Bowl, according to the NFL website.

Michael Irvin and San Francisco 49ers legend Jerry Rice drafted their Pro Bowl roster earlier tonight, and the Dallas Cowboys legend stayed true to his words about sticking with Dallas Cowboys players by selecting Tyron Smith, Travis Frederick, and Zack Martin, three of the best players in the NFL at their respective positions.

Along with veteran offensive tackle Doug Free and rookie offensive guard La’el Collins, who should be joining his talented teammates at the Pro Bowl some day, Travis Frederick, Zack Martin, and Tyron Smith will form what is arguably the best offensive line in the NFL. Many believe that Tony Romo would be even more injury prone than he already is if these guys weren’t so adept at containing defensive linemen and linebackers.

Russell Wilson isn’t nearly as lucky as Tony Romo, as he has one of the worst offensive lines in the NFL, a unit that has forced the 5’11” quarterback to scramble and improvise on just about every single passing play that Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell reluctantly calls up.

Tyron Smith Tyron Smith [Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images]By playing with Zack Martin, Travis Frederick, and Tyron Smith in the Pro Bowl, Russell Wilson might feel a bit spoiled to have so much protection that he has time to make even bigger plays, something which might cause him to have a long and serious discussion with Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider and head coach Pete Carroll.

It would be a smart move for Russell Wilson to form friendships with Travis Frederick, Tyron Smith, and Zack Martin through the next couple of Pro Bowl games, as it will be extremely difficult for the Dallas Cowboys to pay all three offensive linemen and La’el Collins, who might be able to command an extremely lucrative contract if he converts from his guard spot to eventually replace Doug Free as the starting right offensive tackle some day.

Should any of those highly talented Dallas Cowboys offensive linemen become free agents in the near future, then they might be compelled to play with a still improving quarterback that can save them in case they miss a block and a strong Seattle Seahawks defense that is led by Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas, Kam Chancellor, Bobby Wagner, and Michael Bennett.

Zack Martin and Travis Frederick Zack Martin and Travis Frederick [Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images]Of course, Travis Frederick, Tyron Smith, and Zack Martin aren’t the only talented offensive linemen at the Pro Bowl.

Alex Brown is considered one of the best offensive centers in the NFL, even though he is largely ignored by casual fans because he has spent all of his career with the hapless Cleveland Browns, and he might be looking to join a team that can actually contend for a Super Bowl, a game that Russell Wilson has already played in twice during his short career.

While it would be considered borderline blasphemy to longtime San Francisco 49ers fans, Joe Staley could possibly be convinced to sign with the NFC West rival Seattle Seahawks if he wants to try to win a NFL Championship before he decides to walk away from his illustrious career, which has seen the 31-year-old Michigan native play in five consecutive Pro Bowls.

Even though he has softened his stance about leaving a perennially losing team, a nice conversation with Russell Wilson might be enough to convince Cleveland Browns offensive tackle Joe Thomas, long considered one of the best things about a franchise that has struggled to find a permanent head coach, to ask for a release and sign with the Seattle Seahawks.

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