3 Best Cowboys to Never Make a Pro Bowl
The Dallas Cowboys are one of the most storied franchises in NFL history, and they have had no shortage of star players throughout the years.
Despite being one of the most high-profile places to play football, though, Dallas has had some great players still not get the recognition they deserve. These are the three best Cowboys to never make the Pro Bowl.
3. Doug Free, Offensive tackle (2007-2016)
Doug Free stepped in as a starter during the 2009 season and went on to start 114 games before retiring after the 2016 season. He had a bit of an up-and-down career, but he helped anchor an offensive line that graded as a top-four unit in Pro Football Focus' pass block rating in three straight seasons from 2013 to 2015. The Dallas offense ranked top-seven in the NFL in scoring in four of Free's seven seasons as a full-time starter.
2. Tom Rafferty, Offensive Lineman (1976-1989)
Tom Rafferty played at the core of a Cowboys offensive line that made it to two Super Bowls (winning one) and that ranked top six in scoring every year from 1977 to 1983. Rafferty helped pave the way for Tony Dorsett, who rushed for over 12,000 yards while the two played together in Dallas.
1. Dave Edwards, Linebacker (1963-1975)
A crucial piece of a Cowboys defense that made three Super Bowl appearances (including the franchise's first-ever Super Bowl win), Dave Edwards started 164 games between 1963 and 1975 as part of the famed "Doomsday Defense." Tackles weren't kept as an official stat when Edwards played, but considering fellow Doomsday linebackers Chuck Howley and Lee Roy Jordan hogged a combined 11 Pro Bowl appearances, Edwards never managed to get his due.
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