TEMPE, Ariz. -- Life just keeps getting sweeter for Patrick Peterson.
A week after being named to the Pro Bowl for the third straight year, the third-year cornerback was named a first-team All-Pro by The Associated Press. It’s the first such honor for Peterson at cornerback. He was named to the AP All-Pro first team as a kick returner in 2011.
Peterson’s numbers were down across the board this season, primarily a product of offenses staying away from him. Peterson had 40 solo tackles, the lowest by far of his career, and had just three interceptions. He also recovered two fumbles.
Despite not making the Pro Bowl, inside linebacker Karlos Dansby was named to the second team, the first time in his career he's been an All-Pro. Dansby finished tied for third in the NFL with 114 solo tackles, had 6.5 sacks, and a career-high four interceptions.
It’s the second straight year a Cardinals’ inside linebacker was named second team All-Pro. Daryl Washington claimed the honor in 2012.