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Murray replaces Gore in Pro Bowl

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Another day, another new player added to the Pro Bowl.

Or maybe it’s another hour.

The Cowboys have announced that running back DeMarco Murray will join the NFL’s all-star game, based on a knee injury to 49ers running back Frank Gore.

Murray is the first Cowboys running back to make it to the Pro Bowl since Marion Barber in 2007, who was the first since Emmitt Smith in 1999.

Five Cowboys have made it to the game.  Along with Murray, receiver Dez Bryant, tackle Tyron Smith, defensive lineman Jason Hatcher, and tight end Jason Witten will play.

For the first time, the Pro Bowl will be played without regard to conference.  Later this week, two teams will be picked from the total pool of players.

It’s unclear how the new format will make the players play harder, especially when they have plenty of reasons (in some cases, millions of them) to not get injured in late January.

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14 Responses to “Murray replaces Gore in Pro Bowl”
  1. thegreatgabbert says: Jan 20, 2014 8:21 PM

    While Gore holds down in spot at the Super Bowl.

  2. mikelsj says: Jan 20, 2014 8:28 PM

    Good; glad Gore’s pulling out of this farce of a Pro Bowl format…ridiculous to have players on one team competing against teammates…they should just dump this game…

  3. thadamntruth says: Jan 20, 2014 8:35 PM

    Congrats Murray! Everything that happened within the Cowboys organization this year has hopefully made you wiser for 2014.

  4. schrutebeetfarms says: Jan 20, 2014 9:10 PM

    That’s great for Murray but honestly, who doesn’t make the pro-bowl? If you didn’t make it, you had a pretty terrible season.

  5. guachosporlife says: Jan 20, 2014 9:23 PM

    And that’s why the Cowboys need to run the ball more. The guy can be a monster on the field…he can catch and run the ball.

  6. raiderapologist says: Jan 20, 2014 9:51 PM

    Rice and Sanders might care about these moves, but they probably don’t. And neither does anyone else.

  7. redfield11 says: Jan 20, 2014 9:53 PM

    Hatcher/Witten/Murray. 3 of the 5 cowboy probowlers are alternates. Need to redo the pro bowl format the whole point is the distinguishment of being a pro bowl player, and that has lost it’s value with all the replacements.

  8. starfan79 says: Jan 20, 2014 10:06 PM

    I think the team that wins the pro bowl should be allowed to terminate their contracts if they are in their last year of that contract of they win the game, by choice of course… Might make them compete if they are coming off a monster year and want to get paid.

  9. 49erfan44 says: Jan 20, 2014 10:13 PM

    They tried to hand him his plane ticket, but he fumbled it.

  10. snoqualmieterry says: Jan 20, 2014 10:43 PM

    When in the game did Gore get injured?

  11. 49erfan44 says: Jan 21, 2014 12:00 AM

    Gore didn’t get injured. He said he has no desire to play in the game. God I love Frank Gore.

  12. Youknowimright says: Jan 21, 2014 12:14 AM

    The pro bowl is turning into a ymca participation medal. Everyone gets a medal for being a good player at the end of the year. Or in this case a pro bowl nod. Just do a skills challenge for serious money at this point.

  13. fukdaeagles says: Jan 21, 2014 12:16 AM

    They tried to hand Gore his Super Bowl ticket, but he couldn’t stomach it.

  14. zack2482 says: Jan 21, 2014 8:26 AM

    They tried to send Kaepernick instead of Gore because he’s a better RB than a QB.

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