Cox, Peters, Sproles Named To Pro Bowl

Fletcher Cox. (Jeff Fusco)

Fletcher Cox. (Jeff Fusco)

Fletcher Cox has been named to the Pro Bowl for the first time in his career, the NFL announced Tuesday night. The defensive end will be joined by Jason Peters and Darren Sproles for the game on January 31 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

This is Sproles’ second consecutive Pro Bowl as a return specialist and the eighth selection for Peters.

“It feels really great,” Cox said, according to the Eagles website. “I told myself before the season started that I needed to be better than last year. I had to make the whole world know and not just the local people. It all paid off.”

Similar to last season, the Pro Bowl rosters will not be determined by conference affiliation. Instead, two team captains — Jerry Rice and Michael Irvin — will pick their teams in a draft.

Cox leads the Eagles in tackles-for-loss (14.5) and sacks (7.5), setting a career-high mark in the latter category. We broke down the film last week to see why Cox is so dominant and took a deep dive into his life after he lost his brother earlier this year.

Peters has missed significant time this season due to injury, sitting out of two games and leaving early in several more. We chronicled his journey to NFL stardom a couple of weeks ago.

Sproles leads the NFL in punt return touchdowns (2), punt return yards (446) and punt return average (12.4). He is just the second Eagle to make multiple Pro Bowls as a specialist, while only three Eagles have made more Pro Bowls than Peters.