Romo, Jenkins earned Pro Bowl trips

With the strange arrangement of playing the Pro Bowl a week before the Super Bowl, there will be some players in the league's all-star game that aren't exactly deserving.

That isn't the case for the two Dallas Cowboys who were invited today as injury replacements. Tony Romo and Mike Jenkins each had Pro Bowl-caliber seasons.

Romo, a three-time Pro Bowler now that he's filling in for Brett Favre, had arguably the best season of his career. He broke his own franchise records for completions (347), passing attempts (550), yards (4,483) and 300-yard games (eight) while drastically reducing his turnover total.

Jenkins, a 2008 first-round pick who replaces Minnesota's Antoine Winfield on the Pro Bowl roster, emerged as the Cowboys' top cornerback despite not becoming a full-time starter until the third week of the season. Playing primarily man coverage, Jenkins led the team with five interceptions while allowing fewer than half the passes thrown his direction to be completed.