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Cox Named Second-Team All-Pro

Posted Jan 8, 2016

For the second straight season, defensive end Fletcher Cox was named second-team All-Pro on Friday. Cox was named to his first Pro Bowl in late December.

“I think it’s probably one of the biggest steps in my career,” Cox said after being named to the Pro Bowl. “For the year I’ve had, from January until now, I think that it’s a big step in my career and from now on I just have to stay humble and just keep pushing myself to be the best.”

Cox led the Eagles with 16.5 tackles for loss this season, and he set a new career best with 9.5 sacks. Against the Saints in Week 5, he became the first Eagle ever and first NFL player since 2007 to record three sacks, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery in a game, winning NFC Defensive Player of the Week honors for his efforts.

St. Louis’ Aaron Donald and Cincinnati’s Geno Atkins took home first-team All-Pro honors for NFL defensive tackles, while Cox joined Carolina’s Kawann Short as the second-team defensive tackles, even though Cox is technically listed as a defensive end in the Eagles’ 3-4 scheme.

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

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