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Jason Witten in Pro Bowl, Replaces Jeremy Shockey

Jason Witten is going back to the Pro Bowl.

Jason Witten is headed to Hawaii once again. The Cowboys’ 24-year-old tight end will make his third consecutive Pro Bowl appearance as an injury replacement for the New York Giants’ Jeremy Shockey.

Witten finished second in the NFC and sixth in the league with 64 catches and 754 receiving yards in 2006. He’s the fourth tight end in franchise history to make multiple Pro Bowl appearances, alongside Jay Novacek (5 times), Doug Cosbie (3) and Billy Joe DuPree (3).

Witten is now the fifth Cowboys player headed to the NFL’s all-star game on Feb. 11. Quarterback Tony Romo, linebacker DeMarcus Ware, punter Mat McBriar and safety Roy Williams were selected in December.

That’s a lot of Pro Bowlers for a team that collapsed down the stretch. Still, all but Williams deserve it.

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