J.J. Watt found a unique way to make the 2014 Associated Press NFL All-Pro team announced Friday.
Houston's Watt was listed on all 50 ballots by a nationwide panel of media members with 45 of the votes for defensive end and the other five for defensive tackle. So he actually was a first-team end and a second-team tackle in gaining his third consecutive selection.
"Everybody always says you try and make it so the other team can't game plan you because they don't know where you're coming from," Watt said. "I mean, half the time I have no clue where I'm coming from, so it makes it pretty tough for the other people, I think, and that's the goal."
No such confusion for New England's Rob Gronkowski as the other unanimous pick. He grabbed all the tight end votes.
Dallas led all teams with four All-Pros (the Vikings had none), including guard Zack Martin, the only rookie on the squad. League rushing leader DeMarco Murray, tackle Tyron Smith and wide receiver Dez Bryant also made it.
Making their first All-Pro teams were all four Cowboys, plus Seattle inside linebacker Bobby Wagner; Buffalo DE Mario Williams and DT Marcell Dareus; Kansas City outside LB Justin Houston; Pittsburgh WR Antonio Brown and RB Le'Veon Bell; Baltimore guard Marshal Yanda; Green Bay fullback John Kuhn; Cincinnati kick returner Adam Jones; and Indianapolis punter Pat McAfee.
Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri joined McAfee.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers made it for the second time; he also was the All-Pro QB in 2011.
Brown was next closest to sweeping the panel, earning 49 votes. Murray drew 48 and Houston 47.
Seattle and Pittsburgh each had three All-Pros. There were 16 AFC players and 11 from the NFC.
The Seahawks were all defensive players: Wagner, cornerback Richard Sherman and safety Earl Thomas.
Repeaters from 2013 were Watt, Thomas, Detroit DT Ndamukong Suh, Carolina inside linebacker Luke Kuechly, Sherman and Thomas.
• Le'Veon Bell will miss Pittsburgh's playoff game against the Ravens on Saturday after hyperextending his right knee last week, leaving the Steelers without the NFL's second-leading rusher.
•Bills owners Terry and Kim Pegula are going to interview Chargers offensive coordinator Frank Reich for their head coaching position. Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase is scheduled to be interviewed in Denver on Saturday.
•Quarterback Aaron Rodgers was held out of practice as the Packers, who have a bye this week, returned to work Friday.
•Colts right guard Hugh Thornton (shoulder) will not play Sunday against Cincinnati.
•Bengals receiver A.J. Green didn't practice Friday because of a concussion and was listed as doubtful for a playoff game on Sunday at Indianapolis.
•The Raiders interviewed Eagles offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur for their head coaching vacancy.