Johnson is the team’s top pass rusher and a key cog in a defense that has finished in the top 10 in each of the past three seasons. The 29-year-old Johnson has 62陆 sacks during his eight seasons with the Panthers, including at least 8陆 sacks in each of the past five seasons.
The 6-foot-7, 265-pound Davis signed with the Giants last offseason, but was cut during the summer. He was signed by the Lions in October, released and then re-signed and played in six games, mostly as a blocker.
The quarterback said he needed a “good month” to rest his leg. He would have rather have used Super Bowl preparation as the reason for missing the Pro Bowl.
The Cowboys are one of five teams that tied for the best record in the NFL at 12-4. They averaged more than 40 points per game in their December victories and won four straight by double digits. Cheap Jerseys Fast Shipping Dallas last did that in the first four games of 2007, finishing the season as the top seed in the NFC.
Kessler said he would have no further comments Tuesday night, and neither the union nor the league immediately commented.