Jimmy Graham might miss out on Pro Bowl, thanks to Dallas Cowboys' Jason Witten

Sunday's game will almost certainly feature a Pro Bowl tight end. But which one?

The Saints' Jimmy Graham and the Cowboys' Jason Witten are battling for just one spot on the NFC roster alongside future Hall of Famer Tony Gonzalez. Gonzalez is having a turn-back-the-clock season with the Atlanta Falcons in what might be his final season at age 36 (87 catches, 880 yards, eight touchdowns).

Witten has the stronger case, since he already has 97 catches and 923 yards, and he's on pace to break Gonzalez's record for catches by a tight end in a season (102 in 2004). That's especially impressive considering he began the year with a frightening spleen injury. Graham, meanwhile, has had a down year by his standards with 67 catches and 779 yards.

However, Witten only has two touchdowns, while Graham has eight. And Graham has become the higher-profile player after his breakout season in 2011. Graham finished ahead of Witten in the fan voting (both behind Gonzalez), which accounts for one-third of the selection formula along with player and coach votes.

The Pro Bowl rosters will be announced on Dec. 26. And there is a real chance that the Saints might get shut out for the first time since 2007.

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