From legends to present stars, Sunday's Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium had plenty of Cowboys representation, headlined by Michael Irvin as one Legends sideline captain.
Here's how the Cowboys' five Pro Bowlers contributed to a 49-27 Team Irvin victory over Team Jerry Rice in Honolulu:
- Tyron Smith, normally a left tackle, and Zack Martin, normally a right guard, started the game at right tackle and left guard, respectively. Smith played both tackle spots, and all three linemen played together on a touchdown drive that made the score 49-21 with seven minutes remaining. Center Travis Frederick entered the game at the start of the second quarter and, with the game in hand, took the final snap and kneel-down at quarterback to run out the clock.
- In his first Pro Bowl, linebacker Sean Lee gave Team Irvin some early momentum with an interception on the second defensive series that set up a touchdown for a 14-7 lead. Lee also intercepted a two-point conversion attempt by Team Rice trailing 49-27.
- Kicker Dan Bailey did not attempt a field goal try in his first Pro Bowl, but he was 5-for-5 on extra point attempts.
For the second time since the NFL scrapped the NFC-AFC format in 2014, Irvin was the Legends sideline captain for one team. The Cowboys' newest Ring of Honor member, Darren Woodson, was back on Team Irvin as sideline defensive co-captain.
Irvin and Woodson showed their Cowboys allegiance earlier in the week, drafting all five of the franchise's Pro Bowlers: Smith, Frederick, Martin, Bailey and Lee.
The linemen trio made the Pro Bowl for the second consecutive year. This was Smith's third career selection, Frederick's second and Martin's second. According to Pro Football Focus, the Cowboys' offensive line graded out as the top unit in the league for the second straight season.
Bailey accounted for 115 of the Cowboys' 275 points with 30 of 32 field goal conversions in 2015. Lee rebounded from an ACL injury in 2014 to start 14 games for the Cowboys and tallied a team-high 156 tackles.
See images of the 2016 Cowboy Pro Bowlers in Honolulu, Hawaii