Brief History of Dallas Cowboys Pro Bowl Selections: OLB

DeMarcus Ware earned his fifth Pro Bowl selection in 2010 after recording 15.5 sacks. His selections represent nearly a third of the total number of outside linebacker selections for the Cowboys, though it is difficult to compare players because Dallas ran a 4-3 for most of its history.

Ware’s accomplishments are more comparable to those of Dallas defensive ends, who earned a total of 16 Pro Bowl berths.

Below are lists for both the outside linebacker and defensive end positions.

Outside Linebacker

Games Sacks & Tackles Misc
Rk Player Year ? Age Tm G GS Sk Tkl Ast AV
1 Chuck Howley 1965 29 DAL 14 0 10
2 Chuck Howley 1966 30 DAL 14 0 16
3 Chuck Howley 1967 31 DAL 14 0 14
4 Chuck Howley 1968 32 DAL 14 0 16
5 Chuck Howley 1969 33 DAL 14 0 13
6 Chuck Howley 1971 35 DAL 14 0 11
7 Thomas Henderson 1978 25 DAL 15 13 10
8 Dexter Coakley 1999 27 DAL 16 16 1.0 62 14 12
9 Dexter Coakley 2001 29 DAL 15 15 0.0 72 23 10
10 Dexter Coakley 2003 31 DAL 16 16 1.0 73 25 11
11 DeMarcus Ware 2006 24 DAL 16 16 11.5 59 15 11
12 Greg Ellis 2007 32 DAL 13 10 12.5 24 7 9
13 DeMarcus Ware 2007 25 DAL 16 16 14.0 60 24 13
14 DeMarcus Ware 2008 26 DAL 16 16 20.0 69 15 15
15 DeMarcus Ware 2009 27 DAL 16 15 11.0 45 12 16
16 DeMarcus Ware 2010 28 DAL 16 16 15.5 56 10 11
Provided by Pro-Football-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 1/30/2011.

Defensive End

Games Sacks & Tackles Misc
Rk Player Year ? Age Tm G Sk Tkl Ast Yrs PB AP1 AV
1 Bob Lilly* 1962 23 DAL 14 1 1 0 9
2 George Andrie 1965 25 DAL 14 1 1 0 10
3 George Andrie 1966 26 DAL 14 1 1 0 11
4 George Andrie 1967 27 DAL 14 1 1 0 12
5 George Andrie 1968 28 DAL 14 1 1 0 11
6 George Andrie 1969 29 DAL 14 1 1 1 13
7 Harvey Martin 1976 26 DAL 14 1 1 0 14
8 Harvey Martin 1977 27 DAL 14 1 1 1 15
9 Harvey Martin 1978 28 DAL 16 1 1 0 11
10 Harvey Martin 1979 29 DAL 16 1 1 0 11
11 Too Tall Jones 1981 30 DAL 16 1 1 0 14
12 Too Tall Jones 1982 31 DAL 9 6.0 1 1 1 18
13 Too Tall Jones 1983 32 DAL 16 7.0 1 1 0 12
14 Charles Haley 1994 30 DAL 16 12.5 42 9 1 1 1 16
15 Charles Haley 1995 31 DAL 13 10.5 31 3 1 1 0 9
16 Tony Tolbert 1996 29 DAL 16 12.0 45 16 1 1 0 15
Provided by Pro-Football-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 1/30/2011.
  • Tim Truemper

    Good ,ist here, Matt. Nice to see both Chuck Howley and George Andrie in the list-two of my all time favorites.