Monday, December 28, 2009
NFC East Pro Bowl possibilities
By Dan Graziano
The NFL will announce the 2009 Pro Bowl rosters Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET, so let's take this opportunity to speculate on who will represent the NFC East's four teams. I've kept up with the fan voting throughout the process and the results are pretty baffling. I'm not sure Eagles fans rocked the vote since tight end Brent Celek was not among the top five at his position in the NFC in the fan vote. Now let's take a look at the possibilities from each team:
Cowboys: NT Jay Ratliff, OLB DeMarcus Ware, ILB Keith Brooking, CB Mike Jenkins, Special teams Sam Hurd, QB Tony Romo, WR Miles Austin, P Mat McBriar, LG Kyle Kosier (Don't laugh. I'm told by scouts that he's been the Cowboys' most consistent offensive lineman).
Eagles: CB Sheldon Brown, CB Asante Samuel, DE Trent Cole, WR DeSean Jackson, TE Brent Celek
Giants: QB Eli Manning, RG Chris Snee, Special teams Domenik Hixon
Redskins: LB London Fletcher, LB Brian Orakpo, DE Andre Carter, DT Albert Haynesworth
Pretty remarkable that the Giants don't have anyone in the running for a spot on defense, but I can't think of anyone who deserves to be on there. I started to list Barry Cofield, Mathias Kiwanuka and Justin Tuck because they've all played well at times.
Let me know if I'm missing anyone. I like the way Mike Patterson and Brod Bunkley have played for the Eagles, but I'm not sure they are Pro Bowl worthy.
Update: My apologies for not listing Cowboys tight end Jason Witten, Giants wide receiver Steve Smith and Eagles kicker David Akers. All of those players deserve Pro Bowl consideration.