Dez Bryant - Wide Receiver
If not for the dip in play over the last month and his unfair perception as a “diva” perpetuated by the media, Dez Bryant would be a lock. As it is, he should still make the team based on the fact that there are usually five roster spots for wide receivers in the game. Bryant has three multi-touchdown games as well as 100-yard receiving games. Only Calvin Johnson has more of both. Dez is also in the top five in receptions and touchdowns. The only statistical draw back has been his receiving yards (896) which is currently good for 11th in the conference. On the bright side for Dez however is that only one of those other ten receivers plays on a team that is currently a playoff team. That would again be Calvin so I think Dez gets in.
Tony Romo - Quarterback
Romo’s passage into the game has a few more road blocks than Bryant’s does. For one, there is usually only three quarterback spots instead of the four or five for Bryant’s position. Another is the number of quarterbacks having amazingly good statistical years. The good news is Romo is on pace to throw for over 4,000 yards, complete 65% or better of his passes and have a 4:1 touchdown to interception ratio. The bad news is that he plays in the same conference as Drew Brees who is a lock and Matthew Stafford who has the head-to-head advantage. Factor in Russell Wilson’s 10-1 mark as the leader of the best team in the NFC and you can envision a scenario in which Romo will have to pay his own way if he wants to go to Hawaii.
Jason Witten - Tight End
Witten has the same issue that Romo has in regards to roster spots. Typically only, two tight ends are selected to the Pro-Bowl. Jimmy Graham of New Orleans is a lock for one spot, so it will likely come down to Vernon Davis or Witten. Davis currently has Witten bested in receiving yards and touchdowns. His team also has a better record than Witten’s, which usually plays into the decision-making. Lastly, with Smith, probably Bryant and possibly Romo already in, it would be unlikely that the voters would pass on Davis in favor of another Cowboy offensive player.