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Witten: Dez, Murray, Smith an "Elite" Trio

Dez Bryant, DeMarco Murray and Tyron Smith all went to the Pro Bowl a year ago

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    Running back DeMarco Murray, wide receiver Dez Bryant and left tackle Tyron Smith all went to the Pro Bowl for the first time in 2013 and, having reached that level, veteran tight end Jason Witten doesn’t see any of them slowing down. Quite the opposite, in fact.

    Witten, who is speaking from experience as a nine-time Pro Bowler, believes now that these three young stars have been there, they’ll want to go back.

    "I think for all those guys, there's not harder workers and competitive guys than the guys you just mentioned," Witten said, per ESPN Dallas. "But I think for anybody, you do it (make the Pro Bowl) once you want to stack a bunch of these together. It gives you confidence that you can do it. These guys are elite players. They are ingrained in this system. They are committed to help turn this around. They want to be the best players they can be but also help this team compete for a championship."

    Murray in particular has come out and said that, while making the Pro Bowl is an honor, he plays the game to win.

    "Yeah, that's it," Murray said. "That's the result, just straight winning. Yards, all that crap doesn't mean a thing. If we're winning, at the end of the day, that's what you play for."

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