Brief History of Dallas Cowboys Pro Bowl Selections: TE

Although players at other positions have generated more publicity, the Cowboys have had as much success at tight end than any other. With Jason Witten’s selection as an NFC starter in tonight’s Pro Bowl, Dallas has had a tight end playing in a Pro Bowl in 21 of the team’s 51 seasons.

Here’s a list:

Games Receiving
Rk Player Year
Age Tm G GS Rec Yds Y/R TD Y/G
1 Jim Doran 1960 33 DAL 12 9 31 554 17.87 3 46.2
2 Dick Bielski 1961 29 DAL 14 0 26 377 14.50 3 26.9
3 Lee Folkins 1963 24 DAL 13 0 31 407 13.13 4 31.3
4 Billy Joe DuPree 1976 26 DAL 14 14 42 680 16.19 2 48.6
5 Billy Joe DuPree 1977 27 DAL 14 14 28 347 12.39 3 24.8
6 Billy Joe DuPree 1978 28 DAL 16 16 34 509 14.97 9 31.8
7 Doug Cosbie 1983 27 DAL 16 16 46 588 12.78 6 36.8
8 Doug Cosbie 1984 28 DAL 16 16 60 789 13.15 4 49.3
9 Doug Cosbie 1985 29 DAL 16 16 64 793 12.39 6 49.6
10 Jay Novacek 1991 29 DAL 16 12 59 664 11.25 4 41.5
11 Jay Novacek 1992 30 DAL 16 16 68 630 9.26 6 39.4
12 Jay Novacek 1993 31 DAL 16 16 44 445 10.11 1 27.8
13 Jay Novacek 1994 32 DAL 16 14 47 475 10.11 2 29.7
14 Jay Novacek 1995 33 DAL 15 15 62 705 11.37 5 47.0
15 Jason Witten 2004 22 DAL 16 15 87 980 11.26 6 61.3
16 Jason Witten 2005 23 DAL 16 16 66 757 11.47 6 47.3
17 Jason Witten 2006 24 DAL 16 15 64 754 11.78 1 47.1
18 Jason Witten 2007 25 DAL 16 16 96 1145 11.93 7 71.6
19 Jason Witten 2008 26 DAL 16 16 81 952 11.75 4 59.5
20 Jason Witten 2009 27 DAL 16 16 94 1030 10.96 2 64.4
21 Jason Witten 2010 28 DAL 16 16 94 1002 10.66 9 62.6
Provided by Pro-Football-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 1/30/2011.
  • Much as I loved Cosbiie and Novacek, there is no doubt that Witten is DA MAN!

  • Much as I loved Cosbiie and Novacek, there is no doubt that Witten is DA MAN!