Brief History of Dallas Cowboys Pro Bowl Selections: C

The Cowboys have had a center in the Pro Bowl 11 times. Andre Gurode accounts for nearly half of these selections.

Interestingly, Gurode has earned only 22% of the votes in the voting for the greatest team in franchise history, trailing Mark Stepnoski by several miles. However, at least on paper, Gurode has accomplished nearly as much (save for the postseason success).

(And no, I didn’t vote for Gurode either).

Here are the Pro Bowl selections at center. The note for AV stands for Approximate Value, which is an interesting tool developed at Pro-Football-Reference.com.

Games Misc
Rk Player Year
Age Draft Tm Lg G GS Yrs PB AP1 AV
1 Dave Manders 1966 25 DAL NFL 14 0 1 1 0 11
2 Mark Stepnoski 1992 25 3-57 DAL NFL 14 14 1 1 0 11
3 Mark Stepnoski 1993 26 3-57 DAL NFL 13 13 1 1 0 8
4 Mark Stepnoski 1994 27 3-57 DAL NFL 16 16 1 1 0 11
5 Ray Donaldson 1995 37 2-32 DAL NFL 12 12 1 1 0 8
6 Ray Donaldson 1996 38 2-32 DAL NFL 16 16 1 1 0 8
7 Andre Gurode 2006 28 2-37 DAL NFL 16 16 1 1 0 11
8 Andre Gurode 2007 29 2-37 DAL NFL 14 14 1 1 0 8
9 Andre Gurode 2008 30 2-37 DAL NFL 16 16 1 1 0 8
10 Andre Gurode 2009 31 2-37 DAL NFL 16 16 1 1 0 10
11 Andre Gurode 2010 32 2-37 DAL NFL 16 16 1 1 0 8
Provided by Pro-Football-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 1/30/2011.
  • Amazing that the Cowboys didn’t have a Pro Bowl center from 67-91.

  • TimTruemper

    Interesting (and I already knew this) that neither John Fitzgerald nor Tom Rafferty, two of the longest serving centers in Dallas history, and both participants in high powered offenses, never merited a PB spot.