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Jason Witten | Tight End | #82

Team: Dallas Cowboys
Age / DOB:  (35) / 5/6/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 263
College: Tennessee
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 3 (69) / DAL
Contract: view contract details

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Sporting News' Michael McCarthy reports Fox is "targeting" Jason Witten to be their new Thursday Night Football analyst.
Following Tony Romo's instant success last season, it seems Fox wants to get into the mix as well with a freshly-out-of-the-league Cowboy. Witten has said he will continue his career his 2018, so this is likely a non-starter. Still, the future Hall of Famer appears to have some options. Witten will turn 36 in May. Mar 12 - 10:04 AM

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Jason Witten said he will continue his career in 2018.

"I love playing this game too much," Witten said, "and I know I can play at a high level." Set to turn 36 in May, Witten caught 63 passes for 560 yards (8.9 YPR) and five touchdowns in 2017. While the Cowboys could use more of a playmaking element at the position, Witten is about as reliable a safety blanket as Dak Prescott could ask for.
Jan 1 - 12:48 PM

Jason Witten caught 2-of-3 targets for 17 yards in Week 17 against the Eagles.

Witten closes out the year with a 63/560/5 line. He remained effective through his age-35 season, but isn't more than a third-down/red-zone option at this stage of his career. Dallas extended Witten last March, but he isn't a lock to return in 2018.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 04:59:00 PM

Updating an earlier item, Cowboys TE Jason Witten is active for Week 17 against the Eagles.

The Cowboys plan to play all of their starters despite a meaningless game. Dallas' inactives are WR Cole Beasley, RB Rod Smith, TE Blake Jarwin, DL Benson Mayowa, and DL David Irving.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 12:06:00 PM

Jason Witten nabbed five-of-nine targets for 39 yards Sunday in the Cowboys’ Week 16 loss to the Cowboys.

He couldn’t get anything going in the first half but woke up by catching all five of his second-half targets. Witten still has great hands and is big enough to create mismatches in the red zone, though the 35-year-old isn’t exactly a burner at this stage of his career. He’ll wrap up his 15th season at Philadelphia in Week 17.
Sun, Dec 24, 2017 09:11:00 PM

Jason Witten caught 4-of-5 passes for 47 yards in Week 15 against Oakland.

Witten did most of his damage in the first half, but wasn't much of a factor in a run-heavy gamescript. He's been trending up with at least 40 yards or a touchdown the last four weeks. Witten gets a matchup with Seattle in Week 16.
Mon, Dec 18, 2017 12:32:00 AM

Jason Witten came down with one catch for 20 yards and a touchdown on two targets Sunday in the Cowboys’ Week 14 win over the Giants.

Witten wasn’t even targeted until the fourth quarter. He saved his best for last though, finding the end zone on a 20-yard strike from Dak Prescott. In addition to being his only catch of the game, Witten’s touchdown broke a 10-10 tie with 7:38 remaining. Witten has caught just two-of-seven targets over his last two games, though fortunately for fantasy owners, both catches went for touchdowns. He’ll try for another TD against the Raiders in Week 15.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 04:43:00 PM

Jason Witten caught 1-of-5 targets for an eight-yard touchdown in the Cowboys' Week 13 win over the Redskins.

Dak Prescott completed just 11 passes, but one of them was to Witten in the end zone. Witten's fourth touchdown of 2017 came against extremely tight coverage. It was his first score in six games. Witten's numbers have been all over the map, but he'll remain in the low-end TE1 mix against the Giants' league-worst tight end defense in Week 14.
Thu, Nov 30, 2017 11:58:00 PM

Jason Witten caught all seven of his targets for 44 yards in the Cowboys' Week 12 loss to the Chargers.

The Chargers smother tight ends defensively, so this was actually a decent PPR day for Witten. Dak Prescott could have had him for a touchdown in the fourth quarter, but Prescott missed him and threw a 90-yard pick-six instead. Witten will be at the bottom of the TE1 picture next Thursday in D.C.
Thu, Nov 23, 2017 07:40:00 PM

Jason Witten caught one pass for seven yards in Week 11 against the Eagles.

It's a step back after making seven catches last week. Witten was forced to block more with the Cowboys struggling to pass protect. He should be avoided for a Week 12 matchup with the Chargers.
Mon, Nov 20, 2017 12:13:00 AM

Jason Witten caught seven passes for 59 yards in Week 10 against the Falcons.

Witten had an expanded role with Dak Prescott checking down and Dez Bryant at less than full health. He had been held under 40 yards the last two weeks. Witten has three touchdowns, but has only one catch in 3-of-9 games.
Sun, Nov 12, 2017 08:05:00 PM

Jason Witten caught one pass for five yards in the Cowboys' Week 9 win over the Chiefs.

Witten's second quarter grab was his only target. The one-catch day was Witten's third of 2017. With half the year in the books, 35-year-old Witten is on pace for 70/638/4.
Sun, Nov 5, 2017 08:05:00 PM

Jason Witten caught 3-of-5 targets for 31 yards in the Cowboys' Week 8 win over the Redskins.

It was a golden matchup turned poor by rainy conditions. Witten will find himself on the TE1/2 borderline for Week 9 against the Chiefs. His outlook will be enhanced if Ezekiel Elliott's suspension kicks in, forcing the Cowboys to lean more heavily on the passing game.
Sun, Oct 29, 2017 07:49:00 PM

Jason Witten caught 4-of-4 targets for 54 yards and a touchdown in the Cowboys' Week 7 win over the 49ers.

The touchdown was Witten's first since Week 2. It was a ridiculous grab, a one-hander against tight coverage in the end zone. Witten simply refuses to die in fantasy, and will remain affixed to the TE1/2 borderline for Week 8 against the Redskins.
Sun, Oct 22, 2017 07:34:00 PM

Jason Witten hauled in 8-of-10 targets for 61 yards in the Cowboys' Week 5 loss to the Packers.

After two dreadful games, Witten returned to his security blanket role against the Packers, consistently operating as the check-down option all game. It did not result in many fantasy points in standard formats, but PPR owners will take the catches. Witten will be a low-end TE1 against the 49ers when the Cowboys return from their bye.
Sun, Oct 8, 2017 09:00:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Dak Prescott
2Cooper Rush
RB1Ezekiel Elliott
2Rod Smith
3Trey Williams
GLB1Ezekiel Elliott
2Rod Smith
3RB1Ezekiel Elliott
2Rod Smith
FB1Jamize Olawale
WR11Dez Bryant
2Cole Beasley
3Ryan Switzer
4KD Cannon
WR21Terrance Williams
2Noah Brown
3Lance Lenoir
4Brian Brown
WR31Cole Beasley
TE1Jason Witten
2James Hanna
3Geoff Swaim
4Blake Jarwin
5Rico Gathers
LT1Tyron Smith
LG1Chaz Green
2Kadeem Edwards
C1Travis Frederick
RG1Zack Martin
RT1La'el Collins
2Jarron Jones
K1Dan Bailey