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Jason Witten | Tight End | #82

Team: Dallas Cowboys
Age / DOB:  (34) / 5/6/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 263
College: Tennessee
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 3 (69) / DAL
Contract: view contract details

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Jason Witten absorbed six-of-nine targets for 59 yards and a touchdown Sunday in the Cowboys' Divisional Round loss to the Packers.
Witten was the victim of an egregious missed call in the first half. Packers LB Joe Thomas clearly interfered with him on a throw to the end zone but the referees dismissed it as incidental contact. Witten made up for the missed opportunity by reeling in a six-yard touchdown strike from Dak Prescott early in the fourth quarter. It was Witten’s first touchdown in eight career postseason games. Witten, as many of you have no doubt discovered, isn’t the fleetest of foot. But he still has a great set of hands and should maintain his role as Prescott’s safety valve in 2017. Jan 15 - 10:01 PM

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Jason Witten caught his only target for 10 yards Week 17 against the Eagles.

Like the rest of the starters, Witten was not on the field much in the meaningless season finale. A low-upside fantasy option, Witten will just be a punt play in DFS during the playoffs.
Jan 1 - 4:10 PM

Jason Witten caught 2-of-4 targets for 33 yards and one touchdown in the Cowboys' Week 16 win over the Lions.

The Lions' tight-end defense has solidified since an awful start to the year. But Witten was able to make his catches count, the first being a 23-yarder and the second a 10-yard touchdown from Dez Bryant on a trick play. Witten may only play a series or two in next week's meaningless date with the Eagles. Either way, Philadelphia is one of the best defenses against tight ends.
Tue, Dec 27, 2016 12:26:00 AM

Jason Witten caught 10 passes for 51 yards in Dallas' Week 15 win over the Bucs.

Witten did most of his damage with eight catches in the first half. He was Dak Prescott's top checkdown, but failed to make an impact despite leading the team in targets. It was still one of Witten's better games. Witten will be a low-upside TE2 for Week 16 against Detroit.
Mon, Dec 19, 2016 12:29:00 AM

Jason Witten caught 4-of-7 targets for 26 yards in Week 14.

It was another quiet game after Witten was held without a catch last week. Witten has faded over the last five games. He’s a TE2 for Week 15 against the Bucs.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 11:52:00 PM

Jason Witten wasn't targeted in the Cowboys' Week 13 win over the Vikings.

Witten actually did snag a pass, but it was called back by a Cowboys penalty. The catch-less effort was his first since Nov. 16, 2008, a span of 130 games. Stunning. Witten will enter Week 14 with 70 yards over his past three games. He'll be a low-upside TE2 against the Giants.
Fri, Dec 2, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Jason Witten caught 3-of-3 targets for 33 yards in the Cowboys' Week 12 win over the Redskins.

He was kept quiet much of the afternoon, going into halftime with one catch for four yards. The Redskins had previously been getting shredded by tight ends, but Witten wasn't able to continue the assault. He still provides a nice, safe floor and will be on the TE1 map next week on the road at the Vikings.
Thu, Nov 24, 2016 08:10:00 PM

Jason Witten caught 5-of-7 targets for 37 yards in the Cowboys' Week 11 win over the Ravens.

Witten was again targeted in the end zone in this one, but he and Dak Prescott didn't appear to be on the same page on the play as it fell incomplete. Witten's floor is safe, which keeps him in the every-week TE1 discussion. He'll get the Redskins in Week 12. Witten went 3-51 against them in Week 2.
Sun, Nov 20, 2016 08:06:00 PM

Jason Witten pulled in six-of-eight targets for 59 yards Sunday in the Cowboys' Week 10 win over the Steelers.

Witten didn’t put up huge stats but he made two heads-up plays on the Cowboys’ game-winning drive. Dak Prescott targeted Witten in the open field but rather than wasting a timeout by catching it, Witten let the ball fall harmlessly to the turf. Later on the same drive he caught a short pass along the right sideline. Witten couldn’t get out of bounds, but stayed upright long enough to draw a 15-yard facemask penalty. Witten has caught 14-of-18 targets for 193 yards over his last two games, so he’s starting to come around. Consider him a borderline TE1 against Baltimore next week.
Sun, Nov 13, 2016 09:28:00 PM

Jason Witten caught 8-of-10 targets for 134 yards and a touchdown Week 9 against the Browns.

This was a shockingly productive game from Witten. The 100-yard game was his first since Week 17 of 2013, and he topped 130 yards for only the seventh time in his illustrious career. He also scored his second touchdown in as many games after scoring one touchdown total in 21 games before last week. Witten will face a tougher test next week in Pittsburgh, but he is playing his way back into the TE1 conversation.
Sun, Nov 6, 2016 03:58:00 PM

Jason Witten caught 2-of-3 targets for 16 yards and a touchdown in Dallas' Week 8 win over the Eagles.

Witten came into Sunday night questionable with a chest injury, but played every snap. He was left wide open for a game-winning five-yard touchdown in overtime. Witten's targets were down with Dez Bryant back, but he remains one of Dallas' top red-zone threats. Witten has a startable matchup with Cleveland in Week 9.
Mon, Oct 31, 2016 01:44:00 AM

Jason Witten (chest) is questionable for Week 8 against the Eagles.

The Cowboys have an interesting definition of "questionable" as Witten practiced fully all week. Witten hasn't missed a game since 2003 and he's not going to miss Sunday night's game against the division-rival Eagles. In a tough matchup, he's best viewed as a mid-range TE2.
Fri, Oct 28, 2016 03:41:00 PM

Jason Witten caught 4-of-8 targets for 42 yards Week 6 against the Packers.

The definition of low upside, Witten has failed to top 70 yards this season and has yet to find the end zone. He does not need to be held through the bye, and he will not be a great streaming option in a tough matchup against the Eagles Week 8.
Sun, Oct 16, 2016 08:27:00 PM

Jason Witten is listed on the Week 6 injury report with a chest injury, but is practicing in full.

It's a non-issue for his Week 6 status. Witten saw just five targets last week, but is on the streaming radar against Green Bay's injured secondary.
Wed, Oct 12, 2016 08:44:00 PM

Jason Witten caught 3-of-5 targets for 43 yards in the Cowboys' Week 5 win over the Bengals.

Witten is a solid possession target for Dak Prescott, but he isn't scoring touchdowns or making big plays. Even in a plus matchup on paper, Witten will be a low-ceiling TE1 streamer when the Cowboys take on the Packers next.
Sun, Oct 9, 2016 07:38:00 PM

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QB1Dak Prescott
2Tony Romo
3Mark Sanchez
RB1Ezekiel Elliott
2Alfred Morris
3Lance Dunbar
4Darren McFadden
GLB1Ezekiel Elliott
2Alfred Morris
3RB1Ezekiel Elliott
2Lance Dunbar
FB1Keith Smith
WR11Dez Bryant
2Cole Beasley
3Lucky Whitehead
WR21Terrance Williams
2Brice Butler
3Andy Jones
WR31Cole Beasley
TE1Jason Witten
2Gavin Escobar
3Connor Hamlett
LT1Tyron Smith
LG1Ronald Leary
C1Travis Frederick
2Joe Looney
RG1Jonathan Cooper
RT1Doug Free
2Chaz Green
K1Dan Bailey