Hall of Fame wide receivers Jerry Rice and Michael Irvin will serve as NFL Legends captains for the Pro Bowl.
While the Dallas Cowboys led by Tony Romo, Demarco Murray and Dez Bryant fell a little short of making it to the NFL’s big game, another Dallas Cowboys team will play for a National Championship in Arizona this week.
Matthew Stafford threw for 316 yards and two TDs and was named offensive MVP as Team Irvin defeated Team Carter 32-28 in the NFL Pro Bowl.
The NFL said Thursday that Watt and Brown will be paired and Murray and Haden will work together for the Sunday, Jan. 25 game at University of Phoenix Stadium.
The NFL says the coaching staffs of the Dallas Cowboys and Baltimore Ravens will lead the Pro Bowl teams in Arizona next month.
The Dallas Cowboys are sending six players, including quarterback Tony Romo and leading NFL rusher DeMarco Murray, to the Pro Bowl.
Miles Austin remains a relative Cowboys success story as an undrafted free agent who became a Pro Bowler. But hamstring injuries limited him in Dallas and his post-June 1 designation as a cut has freed him to sign with Cleveland.
Henry Melton wanted to join his hometown Cowboys, was drawn to his association with a Dallas staffer, was willing to concede his injury status, and believes he’s soon to return to Pro Bowl form.
The NFL’s all-stars are defending their effort in the lowest scoring Pro Bowl in eight years — a game that pitted teammates against each other in a contest decided in the final minute.
The Dallas Cowboys have signed kicker Dan Bailey to what is being billed as a new seven-year deal through 2020, though privately both sides view it as Bailey being paid his “restricted year plus six more years.’’
Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray joins teammates Dez Bryant, Tyron Smith, Jason Hatcher and Jason Witten as Pro Bowl selections after being named as an injury replacement for San Francisco 49er’s RB Frank Gore.
Witten was added to the Pro Bowl as a replacement for Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas – who is now headed to the Super Bowl in New York.