OT Tyron Smith Center of the Dallas Cowboys, Ryan Kalil of the Carolina Panthers, Quarterback Carson Palmer of the Arizona Cardinals, Clay Matthews of the Green Bay Packers were among the 86 NFL players selected by coaches, players and fans for the upcoming Pro Bowl.
Carson Palmer through 14 games this season with the Arizona Cardinals has 312 completions on 485 attempts for a 64.3 completion percentage, 4,277 yards 32 touchdowns and 4 interceptions. This is Palmer's third Pro Bowl
Clay Matthews through 14 games with the Green Bay Packers has 63 combined tackles, 5.5 sacks and one interception. This is Matthews sixth Pro Bowl selection.
From our friends at Acme Packing Co:
"Matthews has made the Pro Bowl in every professional season except 2013. Although Matthews currently has a career-low in sacks for a single season at 5.5, his inside-outside versatility has been crucial to Dom Capers' defense."
Ryan Kalil has been a dominant presence for the Carolina Panthers since he became the full-time starter in 2008 (rookie season was 2007). This is Kalil's fifth time being selected to the Pro Bowl.
Tyrone Smith has been a bright spot in an otherwise dreary season for the Dallas Cowboys. Our friends at Blogging the Boys had this to say:
"For the second straight year, the Cowboys trio of first round offensive linemen made the squad. Cowboys left tackle, Tyron Smith is making his third straight appearance. The team gave him an eight-year deal worth almost $100 million and Smith continues to show why he's one of the highest paid LT's in the game. Smith has amazing hands and has done a great job fending off edge rushers. His strength allows him to handle the best defensive ends in the game and he's been a central part of the Cowboys running attack. He's the anchor of the offensive line and he's only 25 years old so there should be many more trips to Honolulu in his future before his career is over."
Congratulations to Palmer, Matthews, Kalil, and Smith on their outstanding seasons and good luck in the Pro Bowl and beyond.