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Jason Witten Added To Pro Bowl For Julius Thomas
MOBILE, Ala. – Cowboys tight end Jason Witten will now be heading to his ninth career Pro Bowl.
Witten was added to the Pro Bowl on Sunday to replace Broncos tight end Julius Thomas, who’s now Super Bowl bound, giving the Cowboys four players total in the Pro Bowl.
Wide receiver Dez Bryant and Tyron Smith were initially the only two players selected to the Pro Bowl from the Cowboys, but Jason Hatcher and Witten were additions this week. Witten’s ninth Pro Bowl appearance ties him with Randy White for the fourth-most in team history, behind only Bob Lilly, Larry Allen and Mel Renfro.
Witten started all 16 games this year for the Cowboys and played in all 16 games for the 10th straight season. He finished with 73 catches for 851 yards and eight touchdowns, which marked his second-highest touchdown total of his career behind only the nine he scored in 2010.
He finished the 2013 season placing fifth in catches and yards and tied for fourth in touchdowns among all tight ends around the league.
Witten made the Pro Bowl every year from 2004-2010 and made the Pro Bowl after the 2012 season, in which he recorded a career-high 110 catches. All the other three Cowboys will be going to the Pro Bowl for the first time.