2 Cowboys Rate Among NFL Players Who Most Deserve Super Bowl

2 Cowboys Rate Among NFL Players Who Most Deserve Super Bowl
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For several years, the Dallas Cowboys have had one of the most talented offensive lines in football. So it’s no surprise that, as the Cowboys head into the NFL playoffs, two of the team’s big guys up front are rated among the best active players yet to win a Super Bowl ring.

BetTexas.com used ProFootballReference.com to look at the best active NFL players who have never won a Super Bowl. We consulted their Hall of Fame monitor numbers on the site to determine the most deserving players to win the 2024 Super Bowl in February. Stay with BetTexas.com for coverage of the efforts to bring legal, regulated Texas sports betting to fruition.

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Best Active Players Without Super Bowl Win

RankPlayerHOF Monitor Rating
1 WR Julio Jones (Eagles)108.30
2 OG Zack Martin (Cowboys)88.68
3 CB Patrick Peterson (Steelers)84.80
4 OT Tyron Smith (Cowboys)73.15
5 DT Cameron Heyward (Steelers)61.78
6 OT Trent Williams (49ers)61.45
7 OLB T.J. Watt (Steelers)57.93
8 OG Joel Bitonio (Browns)43.43
9 WR Stefon Diggs (Bills)41.90
10 DE Myles Garrett (Browns)39.45

Dallas Cowboys Offensive Line Represented

Our list of the 10 players who have the best career Hall of Fame Monitor rating from the ProFootballReference website and are still trying to win their first championship includes four offensive linemen.

Two of them play for the Cowboys – guard Zack Martin and tackle Tyron Smith.

If Texas sportsbook apps were up and running, fans in the Lone Star State could get Super Bowl odds ranging from +700 to +750 on the Cowboys, who open this year’s playoffs with a Wild Card game on Sunday (3:30 p.m. Central on FOX) against Green Bay.

Martin is second on our list with a Hall of Fame Monitor rating of 88.68, behind only veteran receiver Julio Jones (108.3). Martin was selected to his ninth Pro Bowl in 10 seasons in 2023, his and the 33-year old guard does not seem to have slowed down after being named to the NFL All-Decade Team in the 2010s. Smith, also 33, in his 13th season, has been picked for the Pro Bowl eight times and also was named to the 2010s All-Decade Team.

The Cowboys are the NFL’s top-scoring team this season with 509 points (though it’s worth noting that the defense scored a league-high six touchdowns, including five interception returns by DaRon Bland). Quarterback Dak Prescott led the league in touchdown passes with 36. Tony Pollard just scraped over the 1,000-yard mark with 1,005 rushing yards. Dallas was fifth in yards gained (6,317) and all of that was partly because of their strong offensive line.

The Cowboys are a 7.5-point favorite against the Packers at ESPN BET Sportsbook heading into their first-round playoff game. If Dallas wins, it is guaranteed to host in the second round and would not have to travel unless the team reaches the NFC Championship Game and faces top seed San Francisco.

If the Cowboys get there, veterans like Martin and Smith will need to lead the way.

And to track the team's progress, keep BetTexas.com bookmarked for the latest Dallas Cowboys Super Bowl odds for the duration of their postseason run.

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Jim Tomlin
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Jim Tomlin has 30-plus years of experience writing and editing stories about sports, gambling and the intersection of those two industries. He has worked at the Tampa Bay Times, FanRag, Saturday Down South and Saturday Tradition and now lends his expertise to BetTexas.com, among other sites.

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