Jerry Jones Reacts to Dallas Cowboys Not Having a Single Pro Bowler for the First Time Since 1989

Published 12/23/2020, 3:25 AM EST
EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – NOVEMBER 04: Dallas Cowboys Owner, President and General Manager Jerry Jones walks on the field before the game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on November 04, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)


For the first time in 31 years, ‘America’s Team’ have no representative in the Pro Bowl. A damning stat for the NFL’s most valuable franchise.

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For the Dallas Cowboys, the 2020 season has been a nightmare. Plagued by injuries, contract issues with their franchise quarterback, and consistently not turning up for important ballgames. It’s as if everything that could go wrong for the Dallas Cowboys did go wrong.

The Cowboys, with a 5-9 record, are still miraculously in playoff contention. All thanks to the shambolic outing by other teams in the NFC East.

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While the odds of the Cowboys making it to the Playoffs are slimmer than that of the Steelers having a 100+ yard running game, nothing can be ruled out.

After all the inadequacies on display by the Cowboys this season, owner Jerry Jones still feels his side were hard done.

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According to The Athletic, Jerry Jones believes that his side could have done better had the roster managed to stay fit through the season. Jones also went onto compare this side to that of 1989, the last time the Cowboys had no representatives at the Pro Bowl.

“In 1989 we had about 12 Pro Bowlers but they weren’t Pro Bowlers that year. They became Pro Bowlers & we won 3 championships. Availability is a big deal,” said Jones.

Oct 11, 2020; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) leaves the field with an injury in the third quarter against the New York Giants at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

While that is true, one would argue whether this side, even if fit, had it in them to produce performances that would reflect in Pro Bowl appearances.

While there are some former Pro Bowlers in that roster, the inconsistent display by the side over the years has led many to question the team’s tenacity.

What lies ahead for America’s Team?

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This is the second consecutive season that the Dallas Cowboys have failed to finish with a winning record. While the Cowboys replaced Jason Garrett with former Green Bay Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy, more sweeping changes may be on the way in terms of coaching personnel.

Another issue that the Cowboys need to address fast is that surrounding the contract situation of star quarterback Dak Prescott. Failing to reach an agreement over a new contract, the QB was franchise tagged for the 2020 season.

While Dak started strong, a gruesome injury during Week 5 ruled him out for the rest of the season. While back up QB Andy Dalton has recorded a series of reasonable performances so far, the absence of Dak in the pocket has clearly reflected on the team’s performances this season.

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Shivayan Roy

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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