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Fri, 21 Feb 2014 13:44:40 -0800
Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said TE Jason Witten will not lose playing time to TE Gavin Escobar in 2014. "Well, I don't know about that," Garrett said. "Witt's a great football player and has been for a long time, a Pro Bowler again last year. In my opinion, our opinion, the best tight end in football and has been for decades. Witt's certainly going to be a big part of what we do with our offensive football team. But that doesn't mean Gavin can't be more involved."
Sun, 19 Jan 2014 19:16:45 -0800
Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten will play in the 2014 Pro Bowl in place of Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas.
Mon, 06 Jan 2014 10:37:25 -0800
The Dallas Cowboys may look to restructure the contracts of QB Tony Romo, LB Sean Lee, TE Jason Witten and CB Brandon Carr this offseason. The team could create around $21 million in salary cap space if they restructured the four contracts.
Thu, 26 Dec 2013 15:38:11 -0800
Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten isn't ready to rule QB Tony Romo (back) out for Week 17 against the Philadelphia Eagles. "I wouldn't count him out until he's out," Witten said. "There's no question. That wouldn't surprise me, but I do think obviously this is different situation (it) seems like with the back and however that plays out. But you've got to prepare with Kyle (Orton) and go as if that's the case and then see how it plays out." Romo has not practiced so far this week.
Fantasy Tip: The Cowboys have stated that Romo probably won't need to practice in order to play in Week 17, but we think that's doubtful. You should already have planned to be without Romo this weekend. If he miraculously plays, deal with that decision later.
Tue, 05 Nov 2013 11:52:57 -0800
Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten was a big part of the offense in the team's Week 9 victory over the Minnesota Vikings, catching eight passes for 102 yards and a touchdown after totaling nine catches for 90 yards in the previous three games. The team made sure to work on ways to get Witten more involved the week heading into the matchup with the Vikes. Minnesota played Cover 2 and QB Tony Romo went 8-for-10 when looking Witten's way.
Fantasy Tip: Despite the disappointing weeks prior, Witten remains a strong TE1 option.
Tue, 29 Oct 2013 16:57:23 -0700
Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten and WR Dez Bryant have no animosity between each other after getting into a shouting match on the sidelines in Week 8. "There's nobody I love playing with more on Sundays than Dez," Witten said.
Fri, 27 Sep 2013 12:41:13 -0700
Dallas Cowboys WR Miles Austin (hamstring) did not participated in practice Friday, Sept. 27, and has been ruled out for the team's Week 4 game.
Fantasy Tip: With Austin ruled out, it likely means that Dwayne Harris could get more looks, if he gets on to the field as he is dealing with his own injury issues. If he canít go, Terrance Williams may get more looks, but Jason Witten may be the biggest beneficiary of this news.
Fri, 23 Aug 2013 12:54:14 -0700
Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten said he hopes to be more involved in the red zone offense this season after only getting one target in the red zone last season. "Offensively we just haven't done a good enough job putting points on the board and I'm apart of that. Hopefully I'll get more touches and opportunities and that's something we worked on this offseason. I felt like in training camp we saw some results of that and I'm excited to see it carry over into the regular season," Witten said.
Fantasy Tip: Witten has been one of the most productive tight ends over the last few seasons and should still be a solid No. 1 fantasy tight end, but his value would increase if receives more targets in the red zone.
Wed, 24 Jul 2013 10:31:26 -0700
Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten said he believes the NFL and Players Association are close to an agreement on testing for human growth hormone. The two sides are expected to meet Wednesday, July 24, to discuss an agreement.
Tue, 07 May 2013 05:30:57 -0700
Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten said he agreed the team needed to draft a tight end if they were going to commit to using more two-tight end sets in the passing game. He said he has no problems helping second-round pick TE Gavin Escobar adjust. "There's no ego there for me," Witten said. "It's all about winning. That's part of being a leader and a captain - is to help other guys play at a high level. There's no hard feelings from that standpoint."
Sat, 04 May 2013 11:00:19 -0700
The Dallas Cowboys plan on using more two-tight end sets this season with TEs Jason Witten and Gavin Escobar as the two tight ends.
Sat, 04 May 2013 10:21:58 -0700
Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten said he believes QB Tony Romo's work ethic has been great even though owner/general manager Jerry Jones said Romo will be spending more time at the team's facility and being more involved in the offense. "I've always felt like Tony was very involved in the process of the plays and our scheme, how we attacked," Witten said. "I think in any organization where you have an elite quarterback like that, you want him to feel comfortable. I think that's something we've always tried to do, and it sounds like we're going to continue to do that."
Thu, 28 Feb 2013 10:04:41 -0800
The Dallas Cowboys have restructured the contract of TE Jason Witten, according to a source. The team converted $4.56 million of Witten's $5.5 million 2013 base salary into a signing bonus to save roughly $3.65 million against the cap.
Wed, 27 Feb 2013 13:20:54 -0800
Dallas Cowboys OT Doug Free, CB Brandon Carr, DE Jason Hatcher, OG Nate Livings, QB Kyle Orton, CB Orlando Scandrick, DE DeMarcus Ware and TE Jason Witten may be candidates to restructure their contracts in order for the team to create some salary cap space.
Wed, 06 Feb 2013 13:07:25 -0800
The Dallas Cowboys could ask WR Miles Austin, TE Jason Witten, LB DeMarcus Ware and CB Brandon Carr to restructure their contracts in order to create some salary cap space.
Sun, 23 Dec 2012 22:02:41 -0800
Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten hauled in six catches for 60 yards in the Week 16 game against the New Orleans Saints, giving him 103 receptions for the season. That's an NFL record for catches by a tight end, breaking the mark set by TE Tony Gonzalez, then with the Kansas City Chiefs, back in 2004.
Tue, 18 Dec 2012 19:14:42 -0800
Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten has 97 receptions through Week 14, and he needs just six more receptions over the next two games to set the single-season NFL record for catches by a tight end. Atlanta Falcons TE Tony Gonzalez holds the record of 102, set in 2004 when he was a member of the Kansas City Chiefs.
Sun, 16 Dec 2012 21:24:30 -0800
Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten had five catches for 43 yards and a touchdown in the Week 15 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Fantasy Tip: The yardage total was Witten's worst since Week 3, but it was his first visit to the end zone since Week 4, so fantasy owners will take it. He and the Cowboys passing offense face a very favorable matchup in Week 16 against the New Orleans Saints.
Mon, 10 Dec 2012 08:40:36 -0800
Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten will set the record for most receptions in a season by a tight end in NFL history with 11 catches in the final three games. Atlanta Falcons TE Tony Gonzalez had 102 catches for the Kansas City Chiefs in 2004.
Mon, 03 Dec 2012 08:08:50 -0800
Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten had a season-high 18 yards per catch in Week 13, and only one of his six catches went for less than 10 yards. The return of RB DeMarco Murray (foot) to the lineup enabled for more big plays in the passing game. "I think being able to run the ball and not being one dimensional, they're not bailing out of there and that's not something we got to really in the last four or five ballgames," Witten said. "That was big. Obviously I feel good about that."
Sun, 02 Dec 2012 22:20:01 -0800
Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten posted a game-high 108 yards on six receptions in the Week 13 game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Fantasy Tip: Witten has been tremendous as far as receptions and yardage, as he has at least six grabs and 51 yards in each of his past six games. However, he has managed just one touchdown this season, and none over his past eight games. Still, he is a must-start fantasy option in all leagues.
Thu, 22 Nov 2012 19:27:34 -0800
Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten had nine receptions for 74 yards in the Week 12 game against the Washington Redskins Thursday, Nov. 22.
Fantasy Tip: Witten has managed six or more receptions in eight consecutive games after opening the season with eight catches in his first three contests this season.
Sun, 11 Nov 2012 21:45:07 -0800
Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten had eight receptions for 47 yards in Week 10 against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Fantasy Tip: After starting out with just eight receptions in the first three games, Witten has racked up 58 receptions over his past six games. He would be considered the top fantasy TE in the game if he had more than one touchdown on the season.
Sun, 04 Nov 2012 21:57:40 -0800
Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten broke the franchise record for most career catches, passing WR Michael Irvin. He finished with seven receptions for 51 yards in the Week 9 game against the Atlanta Falcons.
Tue, 30 Oct 2012 11:23:26 -0700
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones does not think the Cowboys are getting stale, or boring to watch. "Do you think Romo's exciting to watch? Of course he is," Jones said. "Is Jason Witten worth watching and coming to see? Maybe in the top five of all the players we've had, you can go to the person as well as the player. Certainly Miles Austin has proven that he can make exciting plays. He's been dealing with hamstring (injuries), but he can. Apart from that, we probably have Ė and I'm going to pull this one out of my head here Ė but we probably had at least 50 percent of our players that weren't on our roster two years ago on the field the other day. So stale would not be the word for it."
Mon, 29 Oct 2012 07:30:15 -0700
Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten's 18 receptions and 22 targets in Week 8 were the most by a tight end in a game over the last five seasons. Seventeen of Witten's 18 receptions came on throws 10 yards or fewer downfield, the second-most by any receiver since the start of the 2008 season.
Sun, 28 Oct 2012 18:55:23 -0700
Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten caught a franchise record 18 passes for 167 yards against the New York Giants in Week 8.
Sun, 21 Oct 2012 17:11:12 -0700
Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten was targeted eight times in Week 7 against the Carolina Panthers, hauling in six of those balls for 44 yards.
Sun, 14 Oct 2012 17:41:17 -0700
Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten was targeted seven times in the Week 6 game against the Baltimore Ravens, and he hauled in six of those balls for 88 yards.
Sat, 06 Oct 2012 05:41:47 -0700
Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten said he never lost confidence in his abilities despite a slow start to the season that included more than his fair share of drops. Witten caught 13 passes for 112 yards and a touchdown in Week 4. "I always felt confident in my game. I feel better than I've ever felt. I had some opportunities to make some catches that I'm accustomed and expected to make, and I didn't do it. But you stay the course," Witten said. "You've done it so many times. I knew there was going to be some opportunities to make some plays. I was glad to get back on track so to speak."
Mon, 01 Oct 2012 21:23:54 -0700
Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten hauled in 13 balls for 112 yards and a touchdown in the Week 4 game Monday, Oct. 1, against the Chicago Bears. Witten was targeted a team-high 14 times. It was his 15th career 100-yard game. Witten entered the game as the NFL leader in drops, but he had none Monday. Witten was just two catches short of a career high.
Mon, 01 Oct 2012 06:26:59 -0700
Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten leads the NFL so far this season with five dropped passes.
Mon, 24 Sep 2012 14:50:39 -0700
Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten said he is healthy and there are no injuries to blame for his dropped passes this season. He said he is in the right spot to make the catches but is not able to make the play for some reason. He said the lacerated spleen he suffered in the preseason has not been a factor during play. He has dropped six passes in the last two games.
Mon, 24 Sep 2012 05:52:37 -0700
Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said following Week 3 he is not concerned with the number of dropped passes TE Jason Witten has so far this season. Witten was targeted six times in the game but dropped multiple passes and finished with two catches for eight yards. "I think Witten's probably got the fewest drops of about anybody we've ever had around here, so I'm not (concerned)," Jones said. "We in no way are going to do anything rather than give Witten all the chances we can give him."
Fri, 21 Sep 2012 14:19:45 -0700
Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten (spleen) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 21, and is probable for the team's Week 3 game.
Thu, 20 Sep 2012 13:08:20 -0700
Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten (spleen) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 20.
Wed, 19 Sep 2012 14:38:30 -0700
Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten (spleen) practiced in full Wednesday, Sept. 19.
Mon, 17 Sep 2012 07:31:49 -0700
Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten said following Week 2 his long layoff from a spleen injury during the preseason didn't affect his play in the game. Witten had three drops in Week 2. "I feel 100 percent," Witten said. "I just dropped the ball. No excuses there. The injury had nothing to do with that. Rest assured, I'll get it fixed."
Mon, 17 Sep 2012 06:12:02 -0700
Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten dropped three passes out of 10 targeted attempts in Week 2.
Sun, 16 Sep 2012 23:12:45 -0700
Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten had four receptions for 58 yards in Week 2 against the Seattle Seahawks. Witten became the third tight end in NFL history, and the second player in franchise history, to record at least 700 career receptions.
Sun, 16 Sep 2012 09:21:48 -0700
Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten is just two catches away from becoming the third tight end in NFL history with 700 career catches.
Fri, 14 Sep 2012 14:48:44 -0700
Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten (spleen) practiced in full Friday, Sept. 14, and is probable for Week 2.
Thu, 13 Sep 2012 13:19:13 -0700
Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten (spleen) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Sept. 13.
Thu, 13 Sep 2012 05:56:41 -0700
Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said he anticipates TE Jason Witten (spleen) "being himself" when asked if Witten will reprise his role as a featured component of the passing game in Week 2.
Wed, 12 Sep 2012 15:25:56 -0700
Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten (spleen) practiced in full Wednesday, Sept. 12.
Mon, 10 Sep 2012 10:30:22 -0700
Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said the team will be monitoring TE Jason Witten (abdomen) during practice this week to make sure he is not having any problems with his spleen. Witten did not report any soreness or problems with the injury after the team's Week 1 game.
Mon, 10 Sep 2012 09:49:43 -0700
Dallas Cowboys RB Felix Jones (ribs), CB Mike Jenkins (shoulder), WR Andre Holmes (knee), CB Morris Claiborne (knee) and TE Jason Witten (spleen) attended practice Monday, Sept. 10.
Sat, 08 Sep 2012 06:02:24 -0700
Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten (spleen) did not appear to suffer any setbacks after returning to action in Week 1. "It sounds like he came out of the game OK," head coach Jason Garrett said. "He seemed good after the game." Witten played 53 of the team's 68 offensive snaps in Week 1. Garrett said he didn't want to overuse Witten, who had two catches for 10 yards.
Fantasy Tip: Witten's health should continue to be monitored; however, it appears his role will expand in the coming weeks. If Kevin Ogletree can build on his Week 1 performance, it may also open up the field more for Witten to receive more targets.
Wed, 05 Sep 2012 16:05:54 -0700
Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten (spleen) will be active for the Week 1 game against the New York Giants Wednesday, Sept. 5.
Fantasy Tip: Expect Witten to be limited in this one. As a result, he's an extremely risky TE1 option this week. If you have other options, you're better off going that route.
Wed, 05 Sep 2012 14:56:34 -0700
Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten (spleen) was out on the field early getting in some stretching prior to the Cowboys Week 1 game against the New York Giants. Witten is still listed as doubtful and is expected to be a game-time decision.