The Cowboys may not be participating in the big game they were aiming for in Las Vegas, but a significant handful of Dallas players will still get the chance to shine on an individual level this weekend in Orlando.
And that number just increased.
Seven Cowboys were initially selected to the Pro Bowl Games, but three more of their teammates will now be attending as well. Defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence, tight end Jake Ferguson, and left guard Tyler Smith have been added to the NFC’s all-star roster.
Lawrence will replace Nick Bosa, and Ferguson will take George Kittle’s spot as those 49ers players prepare to play in Super Bowl LVIII. Smith will fill in for Cowboys guard Zack Martin, who has elected not to participate for personal reasons.
Cowboys DE DeMarcus Lawrence, LG Tyler Smith and TE Jake Ferguson were added to Pro Bowl Games roster. First career appearance for Smith and Ferguson. RG Zack Martin is not attending game for personal reasons, team announced. That makes nine Cowboys players in Orlando.
— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) January 30, 2024
That brings the count of Cowboys named to the Pro Bowl Games to 10, with nine of them expected to compete in several days’ worth of skills competitions and games leading up to the interconference flag football match to be played on Feb. 4.
This will be Lawrence’s fourth time as a Pro Bowler, the first for Ferguson and Smith.