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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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Jason Witten caught 10-of-13 targets for 97 yards and a touchdown in the Cowboys' Week 2 loss against the Broncos.
Witten vacuumed up checkdowns for the Cowboys' ineffective offense. His touchdown came on a beautiful route, head-faking the corner to get wide open. Everybody's favorite dad runner is once again settling in as one of fantasy's more streamable TE2s. Sep 17 - 10:54 PM

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Jason Witten caught 7-of-9 targets for 59 yards and a touchdown in Dallas' Week 1 win over the Giants.

Witten became Cowboys’ all-time leading receiver on the night. He scored the only TD of the game, beating Eli Apple in the red-zone. Witten is a major part of Dallas' short passing game, but is touchdown dependent at this stage of his career.
Sep 11 - 12:40 AM

When asked about retirement, Jason Witten said, "I haven't thought about it at all."

"It really hasn't even entered my mind," he said. Witten somewhat contradicted himself by saying he's taking it "one year at a time," though he did sign a five-year extension this offseason, which will keep him in Dallas through his age-39 season. The Cowboys seem to be grooming Witten's replacement in former Baylor basketball player Rico Gathers, though he'll start the year on injured reserve with a concussion.
Sep 7 - 3:55 PM

Jason Witten caught 6-of-6 targets for 74 yards and a touchdown in the Cowboys' third preseason game.

The Raiders' safety and inside linebacker play was brutal on Saturday night, but that's become the norm. (It's also something to file away for in-season matchup purposes.) On an apparent miscommunication between FS Reggie Nelson and SS Karl Joseph, Witten capitalized for a wide-open ten-yard touchdown catch off play action early in the second quarter. Witten went to work late in the first half with three consecutive catches to gain a combined 41 yards. Witten is never an upside fantasy pick, but he finishes as a low-end TE1 every season and will maintain a prominent role in a Cowboys passing game that will be leaned on more heavily this year than last.
Aug 26 - 10:42 PM

Jason Witten's new five-year deal is worth $29.6 million, but includes no new guaranteed money.

In other words, it's mostly a salary cap contortion that lowers Witten's 2017 cap number and takes care of his 2018 "will he or won't he return to the Cowboys?" status ahead of time. Going on 35, Witten's career is on a year-by-year basis at this point.
Mar 28 - 1:46 PM

Cowboys signed Jason Witten to a four-year extension through 2021.

It is a shock both because EVP Stephen Jones said there were no plans to extend Witten exactly a month ago and the extension keeps him under contract through his age-39 season. The deal likely will lower his $12.262 million cap hit this year, however, and the length of the contract should keep his cap number down for the next several seasons. Witten should become the franchise leader in receiving yards this year.
Source: ESPN
Mar 28 - 11:20 AM

Cowboys EVP Stephen Jones said there are no current plans to give Jason Witten a contract extension.

Headed into the final season of a five-year, $37 million extension he signed in 2011, Witten turns 35 in May. He's already said he's not expecting a new deal. Witten is slated to make $7.4 million in 2017.
Feb 28 - 6:49 PM

Jason Witten doesn't expect to sign a contract extension this offseason.

Witten is entering a contract year. Asked if he planned to continue his career beyond 2017, Witten was noncommittal. "I think at this point you just go into it and look at it one year at a time," he said. "It sounds like you may know in April, but you don't know what it's going to feel like at this point in early February coming off the season." The 10-time Pro Bowler turns 35 in May.
Feb 3 - 4:15 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Dak Prescott
2Cooper Rush
RB1Ezekiel Elliott
2Darren McFadden
3Alfred Morris
4Rod Smith
GLB1Ezekiel Elliott
2Darren McFadden
3RB1Ezekiel Elliott
2Darren McFadden
FB1Keith Smith
WR11Dez Bryant
2Cole Beasley
3Ryan Switzer
WR21Terrance Williams
2Brice Butler
3Noah Brown
WR31Cole Beasley
TE1Jason Witten
2James Hanna
3Geoff Swaim
4Rico Gathers
LT1Tyron Smith
LG1Jonathan Cooper
2Chaz Green
C1Travis Frederick
2Joe Looney
RG1Zack Martin
2Byron Bell
RT1La'el Collins
K1Dan Bailey