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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
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Jason Witten caught two passes for 25 yards in Week 3.
Witten mostly blocked with Dallas playing with a lead. He came close to a touchdown in the first quarter, but was ruled down at the one-yard line. Witten’s two targets were a season low. He’s a back-end TE1 for Week 4. Sep 26 - 12:22 AM

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Jason Witten caught 3-of-4 targets for 51 yards in the Cowboys' Week 2 win over the Redskins.

It was a slight letdown following Witten's 14-target opener, but he remains a big part of the Cowboys' offense and a safety valve for rookie Dak Prescott. Witten gets a tougher Week 3 matchup against the Bears, who are strong at inside linebacker. He will be on the TE1 borderline in fantasy for that game.
Sep 18 - 4:51 PM

Jason Witten caught 9-of-14 targets for 66 yards in Dallas' Week 1 loss to the Giants.

Witten could have had a 10-catch day, but lost a ball from Dak Prescott in the sun. Witten drew nearly triple the targets of Dez Bryant. Prescott was playing it safe, checking down time and again. Witten should remain a target hog against the Redskins in Week 2.
Sep 11 - 8:12 PM

Cowboys restructured Jason Witten's contract.

Dallas converted $5.5 million of Witten's $6.5 million base salary into a signing bonus. The move does not cost Witten any money, but it will lower his cap charge by $2.75 million. The veteran should remain a steady cog in the passing game this season.
Source: ESPN
Sep 8 - 11:20 AM

Jason Witten caught his lone target for a 17-yard touchdown in the Cowboys' third preseason game.

Witten played the first quarter before calling it a night. His touchdown grab was an impressive grab over the top of K.J. Wright in the end zone. Witten usually doesn't make plays on balls in the air at 34 years old, as he's more of a catches-it-when-he's-open-over-the-middle type. But when the ball hits his hands, he usually reels it in. Witten is probably more of a high-end TE2 at this stage.
Aug 25 - 10:51 PM

Jason Witten says he remains "all in" on the Cowboys.

Entering his 14th year, Witten has never reached a conference championship game, let alone a Super Bowl. Alas, he remains wedded to the Cowboys. "That thought hasn't even entered my mind," Witten said of requesting to play somewhere else. "I believe this group can compete and win a championship." Witten is due $6.5 million in 2016, but a team starved for targets behind Dez Bryant will gladly pay it. Per PFF, Witten dropped zero of 100 catchable passes in 2015. He's now a full-blown dad runner, but remains an asset.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Jan 21 - 7:50 PM

Jason Witten caught 6-of-8 targets for 58 yards and a touchdown in Week 17.

Witten’s season ends with a 77/713/3 line. He didn’t have many big games, but finished close to his averages. Witten was clearly impacted by the loss of Tony Romo. Entering his age-34 season, he’ll be a low-upside TE2 for 2016.
Jan 3 - 7:04 PM

Jason Witten had one catch for 12 yards in Week 16 against Buffalo.

He had just two targets. Witten will take a 71/655/2 line into Week 17.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 04:57:00 PM

Jason Witten (chest) remained limited at Thursday's practice.

Witten hasn't missed a game yet this year and that's not going to change Sunday against Buffalo. He'll be an important part of the passing game if Dez Bryant (foot) sits out.
Thu, Dec 24, 2015 03:39:00 PM

Jason Witten (chest) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

Witten played through the injury in Saturday's loss. One of the league's most durable players, Witten should be fine for Week 16.
Wed, Dec 23, 2015 04:25:00 PM

Jason Witten secured 5-of-5 targets for 49 yards in the Cowboys' Week 15 loss to the Jets.

With Matt Cassel, then Kellen Moore under center, Witten continued to operate as a high-percentage, dad-running safety valve for Dallas' overmatched quarterbacks. Witten's five catches led the team. Witten has still not cleared 50 receiving yards since Week 7. The 33-year-old be a tough sell as a fantasy TE1 when the Cowboys take on Rex Ryan's Bills defense next.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 12:02:00 AM

Jason Witten caught 5-of-9 targets for 40 yards in the Cowboys' Week 14 loss to the Packers.

A standard 2015 day at the office for Witten, who hasn't scored since Week 1. He keeps the floor swept, but lacks a ceiling over his head with Matt Cassel at quarterback.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 08:15:00 PM

Jason Witten caught 5-of-9 targets for 45 yards in the Cowboys' Week 13 win over the Redskins on Monday night.

Witten, 33, entered the game with 998 career catches. With five more, he became the second tight end ever to catch 1,000 passes, joining only Tony Gonzalez. Witten is just the 12th player ever to reach the milestone, and joined active players Larry Fitzgerald and Andre Johnson. Anquan Boldin (989) should be next up by season's end. Witten will be a low-upside TE1 next week at the Packers.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 12:09:00 AM

Jason Witten caught 4-of-6 passes for 36 yards in the Cowboys' Week 12 loss to the Panthers.

His most notable contribution was getting targeted on two of Tony Romo's three interceptions. With Matt Cassel back under center following Romo's clavicle aggravation, "dad runner" Witten will finish out the season as a very low-ceiling fantasy option.
Thu, Nov 26, 2015 08:25:00 PM

Jason Witten caught 2-of-3 targets for 27 yards in Dallas' Week 11 win over the Dolphins.

With Tony Romo back in action, Witten surprisingly had his second quietest day of the season. Witten no longer has much of a ceiling, but will almost always provide 4-6 catches. He'll be a low-end TE1 for Dallas' Thanksgiving showdown with the Panthers.
Sun, Nov 22, 2015 05:22:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Dak Prescott
2Mark Sanchez
3Tony Romo
RB1Ezekiel Elliott
2Alfred Morris
3Lance Dunbar
4Darius Jackson
5Darren McFadden
GLB1Ezekiel Elliott
2Alfred Morris
3RB1Ezekiel Elliott
2Lance Dunbar
FB1Keith Smith
2Rod Smith
WR11Dez Bryant
2Cole Beasley
3Lucky Whitehead
WR21Terrance Williams
2Brice Butler
WR31Cole Beasley
TE1Jason Witten
2Geoff Swaim
3James Hanna
LT1Tyron Smith
LG1La'El Collins
2Ronald Leary
C1Travis Frederick
2Joe Looney
RG1Zack Martin
RT1Doug Free
2Chaz Green
K1Dan Bailey