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5 Dallas Cowboys Named to 2017 Pro Bowl

The will have more important things to play for in the month of January (and February), but the best players on certainly appreciate the invite to the fun and games in Orlando, Florida known as the .

Returning to its original vs AFC format, this year's will be played on January 29th from the Citrus Bowl on .

Five Cowboys players have been named to the NFC roster.

Dak PrescottQB Dak Prescott

The most improbable story in the of the Cowboys' franchise has a new wrinkle to it, as rookie has been named to his first Pro Bowl. Prescott certainly looked the part against the Buccaneers on , leading the Cowboys to their 12th win of the season – and the verge of a title, the top seed in the , plus a first-round bye – with 279 passing yards and a rushing touchdown.


Ezekiel Elliott, Zeke Elliott, Buccaneers, Salvation Army KettleRB Ezekiel Elliott

You can't mention Dak Prescott in the Cowboys backfield without his fellow-rookie , who has lived up to every expectation placed on him when he was drafted fourth overall.

Elliott has been able to showcase his skills behind the best in the league, and the result is the league-leading rusher going to the Pro Bowl in his rookie season with 1,551 yards to date.

C Travis Frederick

Frederick was named to his third straight Pro Bowl, the -man for Dallas' star-studded offensive line. Having not allowed a sack all season, Frederick is on a long-term deal that was signed this , and yet another Pro Bowl roster spot proves why he is worth every cent.

Zack Martin, Travis Frederick, Tyron Smith
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RG Zack Martin

Martin will also be appearing in his third straight Pro Bowl, and it would be tough to make a case for him not being the best in the game. A force in the for Ezekiel Elliott, Martin simply excels at everything the Cowboys ask him to do from the position.

LT Tyron Smith

is going to make the Pro Bowl until the end of time. This will be the cornerstone left 's fourth consecutive trip to the game, where he can show off his knack for tossing around the league's best pass rushers like paper weights.

Smith is truly a guy that front offices dream about building their franchise around, and it is no surprise that the Pro Bowl honors have come his way consistently.

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With the exception of Dak Prescott, all five of these Cowboys' players are listed as starters for the Pro Bowl. Most impressively, this means that Ezekiel Elliott ranks ahead of David Johnson and .

Johnson and Freeman should see plenty of carries in this game though, because Zeke is going to be running the Cowboys to Houston for LI. He'll of course be taking the Space Cowboys with him, and his quarterback Dak Prescott, so this roster could look drastically different.

What do you think about these five Cowboys representing the silver and blue at the Pro Bowl? Who else do you think deserved to go? Let us know! Leave a comment below the article to start the conversation.

Sean Martin
Sean Martin
Born January 28th, 1996- Cowboys Super Bowl XXX. Point Boro Panther, Montclair State Red Hawk, and most importantly a proud member of Cowboys Nation! I host "Upon Further Review" on 90.3 WMSC FM and every Friday from 1-4 PM ET. Twitter: @SeanMartinNFL.

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