Cowboys stars Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott top NFLPA in merchandise sales

The NFLPA announced on Monday that Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott led all players in merchandise sales from March 2017 through November 2017. Prescott was followed in the top five by his teammate Ezekiel Elliott, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz, and Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers

Prescott and Elliott were not the only Cowboys on the list. They were joined by Dez Bryant (11th) and Jason Witten (14th). Despite their disappointing 9-7 season that ended with them spending the playoffs at home, the Cowboys were still one of the most popular teams in the league -- if not the most popular. That's why they're called America's Team, folks. 

The Cowboys were joined by the Patriots, Raiders, and Steelers as the only teams with multiple players in the top 20. The Steelers dominated the list with six players overall: Antonio Brown, Ben Roethlisberger, Alejandro Villanueva, Le'Veon Bell, T.J. Watt and James Conner. They were followed by the Raiders with five (Derek Carr, Marshawn Lynch, Khalil Mack, Amari Cooper, and NaVorro Bowman) and the Cowboys with four. Every other team had three representatives or fewer, with eight teams not getting a single player on the list. 

Here's a breakdown of the number of players that appeared on the list by team: 

PLAYERSTEAMS
0BAL, BUF, CLE, IND, JAX, NYJ, SF, WAS
1ARI, CHI, DEN, DET, LAC, LAR, MIA, NO, TB, TEN
2ATL, HOU, MIN, NYG, PHI
3CAR, GB, NE, SEA
4DAL
5OAK
6PIT

A divisional breakdown shows a somewhat more even distribution of players throughout the league, though it should perhaps come as no surprise that the AFC South comes in last with only three players on the list. 

DIVISIONPLAYERS
NFCE8
NFCN8
NFCS7
NFCW5
AFCE4
AFCN6
AFCS3
AFCW9

Quarterback is unsurprisingly the most popular position in the league, as 17 QBs made it onto the list. Wide receiver was next with 13 players, which means the offensive passing game accounted for 30 of the 50 spots (33 if you include tight ends), with every other position in the league accounting for only 17 combined. 

POSPLAYERS
CB1
DL2
LB5
OL1
QB17
RB8
TE3
WR13

The full top-50 list is available on the NFLPA website. 

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