DALLAS COWBOYS: Revival of the triplets

Tyler, Texas (KETK) - The Dallas Cowboys have shocked the world this year heading into their matchup against the Green Bay Packers.
 
And, many believe the new-era triplets deserve a lot of the credit.
 
Behind Dez Bryant and rookies, Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott, the Cowboys have given fans something they haven't seen since the 90s.
 
Fans are calling the trio the "new triplets" to pay homage to Emmitt Smith, Michael Irvin and Troy Aikman. 
 
Smith, Irvin and Aikman are all three-time Super Bowl Champions (XXVII, XXVIII, XXX).
 
BY THE NUMBERS
 
Emmitt Smith
 
3× Super Bowl champion (XXVII, XXVIII, XXX)
 
Super Bowl MVP (XXVIII)
 
8× Pro Bowl (1990-1995, 1998, 1999)
 
4× First-team All-Pro (1992-1995)
 
Second-team All-Pro (1991)
 
4× NFL rushing yards leader (1991-1993, 1995)
 
4× NFL rushing touchdowns leader (1991-1993, 1995)
 
Bert Bell Award (1993)
 
2× NFL Most Valuable Player (1992,1993)
 
NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year (1990)
 
NFL 1990s All-Decade Team
 
Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor
 
Michael Irvin
 
3× Super Bowl champion (XXVII, XXVIII, XXX)
 
5× Pro Bowl (1991-1995)
 
First-Team All-Pro (1991)
 
2× Second-Team All-Pro (1992, 1993)
 
NFL 1990s All-Decade Team
 
Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor
 
Troy Aikman
 
3× Super Bowl champion (XXVII, XXVIII, XXX)
 
Super Bowl MVP (XXVII)
 
6× Pro Bowl (1991-1996)
 
First-team All-Pro (1993)
 
Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year (1996)
 
Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor
 
Prescott, Bryant and Elliott have a lot to live up to to prove they are indeed worthy of the triplets title.
 
So far, they've done a pretty good job.
 
JUST THE FACTS
 
Dez Bryant
 
2× Pro Bowl (2013, 2014)
 
First-team All-Pro (2014)
 
NFL receiving touchdowns leader (2014)
 
(R) Dak Prescott
 
Pro Bowl (2016)
 
(R) Ezekiel Elliott
 
Pro Bowl (2016)
 
First-team All-Pro (2016)
 
NFL rushing yards leader (2016)
 
The Cowboys will go head-to-head with the Packers Sunday, January 15, at 3:40 p.m., at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.

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