FRISCO, Texas – Dallas Cowboys committed tight end Jason Witten is headed to his 11th Pro Bowl, the NFL’s annual game of elite players for that season.
The Cowboys originally had four players selected to the 2018 Pro Bowl Roster: Tyron Smith, Travis Frederick, Zack Martin, and Demarcus Lawrence. With the Philadelphia Eagles now playing in Super Bowl LII, their pro bowlers had to be replaced as they prepare for the Super Bowl in Minnesota. The Eagles talented tight end Zack Ertz was selected to this year’s pro bowl class and Cowboys beloved Jason Witten has been chosen as Ertz’s replacement.
This year will mark Witten’s 11th appearance in the Pro Bowl, tying him with Cowboy’s ring of honor legend Bob Lilly for the most in franchise history. This will be another special honor given to the veteran tight end in recognition of his commitment and work ethic to this football club.
Jason Witten made a statement in regards to his pro bowl selection, “I consider it a privilege to play alongside the best of the best in our league and look forward to getting to Orlando. I enjoy being around the young stars of the game. I learned a lot in my early years by observing some older veterans in not just how they practiced but in how they conducted themselves off the field. Hopefully, I will be able to give back some of what I have experienced.”
There is a reason this player has two badges on his jersey: Captain and Walter Payton Man of the Year. Witten continuously shows class and dedication to his love for the game on and off the field. He is a role model to young athletes around the country and young rookies around the league. Witten continues to give everything he has on and off the field while playing for the silver and blue.
Brianna Dix graduated from Dallas Baptist University with a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Communications. She is a reporter, writer, host, and avid sports fan with a passion for sports.