While the focus of the entire football world is now squarely on Super Bowl LVI, the reality is that technically there has to be one more game before that. The Pro Bowl will take place this Sunday, February 6 in Las Vegas, and will give us our last chance to see a handful Dallas Cowboys wear the star for a while. Micah Parsons, Trevon Diggs, Tyron Smith, Zack Martin and Bryan Anger were all originally selected, but last week a report said that CeeDee Lamb would probably join them as a replacement.
On Monday, there was news of Lamb’s official promotion to the NFC team that gave the Cowboys six Pro Bowlers, but it would appear they could have had seven. It was reported that fullback Dak Prescott turned down an opportunity to take a vacant spot and preferred to prioritize off-season rest instead.
With Kirk Cousins and Russell Wilson added to NFC Pro Bowl list today, I’m told Dak Prescott continued to play to rest himself a bit after a long year of ankle, calf and other ailments rehabilitation that during the season.
Todd Archer @toddarcher 31 January 2022
It’s hard to blame Prescott for turning down the opportunity to play in the Pro Bowl, as the game is rather meaningless, given his medical problems over the past two years. Clearly, it’s fun for players to be selected and a look is a great thing for the career resume, but Prescott has already appeared twice in the All-Star game and is at the point in his career. where the one thing is most important.
Kirk Cousins and Russell Wilson have been added to the NFC team, meaning they will hopefully be able to get the ball at Lamb for some big wins. Maybe the Cowboys can learn from that, Troy Aikman definitely thinks this is a good idea.