Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten is headed back to the Pro Bowl for the 11th time.
The Cowboys announced Monday that Witten has been named to this year's game as a replacement for the Super Bowl-bound Zach Ertz of the Philadelphia Eagles. It will be the 11th Pro Bowl of Witten's career, tying him for most in Cowboys history.
Witten caught 63 passes for 560 yards and five touchdowns this season, his 15th in the league.
The receiving total is by far his lowest since his rookie season in 2003. His 8.9 yards per catch is the lowest average of his career. He's of course also a key part of the blocking scheme. He played almost every offensive snap this season.
Witten, who turns 36 in May, is the unquestioned team leader and who the team turns to in the locker room, noted the Dallas Morning News.