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Jason Witten | Tight End

Team: Dallas Cowboys
Age / DOB:  (31) / 5/6/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 261
College: Tennessee
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Jason Witten caught 12 passes for 135 yards in Sunday night's Week 17 loss to the Eagles.
Witten benefitted from Kyle Orton constantly checking down, finishing with a team-high 16 targets. He was able to exploit a matchup with against the Eagles' secondary, though he also dropped a pass that led to an interception in the first half. Witten's biggest play was a 34-yard seam route that set up a Dez Bryant touchdown late in the fourth quarter. His 2013 season ends with 73 catches for 851 yards and eight touchdowns. Mon, Dec 30, 2013 01:33:00 AM

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Jason Witten caught just two passes for 13 yards in Sunday's Week 16 win at Washington.

Witten was oddly targeted just twice even though Dez Bryant saw consistent double teams. Perhaps we shouldn't be too surprised. Witten has seen three targets or less in three of the last four games and is averaging just 4.0 catches on the season. The Cowboys would be wise to get Witten more involved when they face the Eagles with a playoff spot on the line in Week 17.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 05:47:00 PM

Jason Witten caught four passes for 71 yards and a touchdown in Dallas' Week 15 loss to the Packers.

Witten took advantage of some abysmal tackling on his 25-yard touchdown in the first quarter. Witten is well off his 2012 pace in catches and yards, but now has four touchdowns over his past four games. He'll remain a mid-range TE1 for the final week of the fantasy playoffs.
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 09:24:00 PM

Jason Witten caught a ten-yard touchdown in Week 14 against the Bears.

Witten was targeted three times on the night. It was an extremely disappointing effort against a defense that struggles mightily versus opposing tight ends. Witten may have been hurt, but the team didn't report anything. James Hanna and Gavin Escobar saw more work than usual it seemed. Witten will be back on the TE1 map next week in a tasty home date with the Packers.
Tue, Dec 10, 2013 12:45:00 AM

Jason Witten caught three balls for 53 yards in the Cowboys' Week 13 win over the Raiders.

It was a surprisingly quiet night for the entire Dallas pass game, which has now scuffled two weeks in a row following its Week 11 bye. For its part, the Raiders' defense has been fairly stingy in tight end coverage this season. Look for Witten to bounce back in a cake Week 14 matchup with Chicago.
Thu, Nov 28, 2013 08:53:00 PM

Five of Jason Witten's six touchdowns this season have come in the red zone.

Witten had a total of eight touchdowns across 2011 and 2012. He's going to shatter that mark in this year alone because of all the attention Dez Bryant is drawing and because the Cowboys are using their tight end around the goal-line more. Witten will be a strong TE1 against the Raiders on Thanksgiving.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Wed, Nov 27, 2013 10:54:00 AM

Jason Witten caught four balls for 37 yards and two touchdowns in the Cowboys' Week 12 win over the Giants.

Both of Tony Romo's TD passes were good to Witten in the red zone. Witten has now scored four times across two 2013 meetings with the G-Men. Keep leaning on Witten as a mid-range TE1 when the Cowboys play Oakland in Week 13.
Sun, Nov 24, 2013 08:09:00 PM

Jason Witten caught two passes for 27 yards in Sunday night's Week 10 loss to the Saints.

Witten was targeted a team-high six times, but wasn't able to get anything going with Tony Romo. He's now been held under 50 yards six times this season and continues to struggles with his consistency. Witten is averaging 4.7 catches for 53.2 yards over his first 10 games and will be just a low-end TE1 when the Cowboys come out of their bye in Week 12.
Mon, Nov 11, 2013 01:52:00 AM

Jason Witten caught eight passes for 102 yards and one touchdown in Week 9 against the Vikings.

Witten led the Cowboys in receiving on ten targets. The Vikings have had trouble covering the middle of the field this season, and Witten and Tony Romo took advantage of them. In the third quarter, Witten caught back-to-back 26-yard passes with the second one coming on an easy play-action score right down the seam. There was nobody around Witten. The Saints are up next for the TE1.
Sun, Nov 3, 2013 05:34:00 PM

Jason Witten caught two passes for 15 yards in Dallas' Week 8 loss to the Lions.

Bizarrely, Witten's two grabs were his only targets. Both the catches and looks were new season lows. Averaging just 4.6 catches for 50.4 yards, Witten is shaping up as a low-end TE1. That being said, he has an appetizing Week 9 matchup in the Vikings.
Sun, Oct 27, 2013 05:33:00 PM

Jason Witten caught four passes for 48 yards in Sunday's Week 7 win at Philadelphia.

Given the matchup, it's a disappointing line. Tony Romo chose to attack the Cary Williams/Dez Bryant matchup to the tune of 16 targets, leaving little remains for his tight end. Witten is now averaging 5.0 catches for 55.4 yards with three touchdowns through seven weeks. It's a fair expectation heading into a Week 8 game at Detroit.
Sun, Oct 20, 2013 06:15:00 PM

Jason Witten caught three passes for 27 yards in Sunday night's Week 6 win over Washington.

Witten took a step back after going off for 121 yards and a touchdown last week. He was targeted five times in the passing game and wasn't able to get involved in the offense until late in the second half. Witten has 31 catches for 340 yards and three touchdowns through six games.
Mon, Oct 14, 2013 01:12:00 AM

Jason Witten caught seven passes for 121 yards with a touchdown in Sunday's Week 5 loss to the Broncos.

Witten wasn't going to be left out of Tony Romo's statistical party. This is his first 100-yard game since Week 13 of last season and his first touchdown since Week 1 of this year. We wouldn't consider it a time to sell high. Romo is playing at an elite level and the Cowboys still get to face the woeful defenses of the NFC East five more times. Witten will be a solid TE1 against the Redskins in Week 6.
Sun, Oct 6, 2013 08:07:00 PM

Jason Witten caught five passes for 43 yards in Dallas' Week 4 loss to the Chargers.

Witten's latest quiet day came even though he drew a team-leading 10 targets, and the Cowboys were without Miles Austin. With 25 percent of the season in the books, Witten is on pace for just 84 catches, 768 yards and eight touchdowns. He's yet to surpass 70 yards in a game. Witten has hardly fallen off a cliff, but is looking like he'll be a lower-end TE1 instead of the high-end one he was in 2012.
Sun, Sep 29, 2013 08:24:00 PM

Jason Witten led the Cowboys with his five catches for 67 yards in Sunday's Week 3 win over the Rams.

With the Cowboys running the ball successfully, the passing game didn't have to produce much. The Cowboys were up 24-0 early in the third quarter. They just sat on the ball and drained the clock thereafter. Most of the starters were resting on the sideline early in the fourth quarter. Witten and the Cowboys go to San Diego in Week 4.
Sun, Sep 22, 2013 06:01:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Tony Romo
2Kyle Orton
3Brandon Weeden
RB1DeMarco Murray
2Lance Dunbar
3Joseph Randle
GLB1DeMarco Murray
2Joseph Randle
3RB1DeMarco Murray
2Lance Dunbar
FB1Tyler Clutts
WR11Dez Bryant
2Cole Beasley
3Lance Lewis
4Tim Benford
WR21Terrance Williams
2Dwayne Harris
3Jamar Newsome
WR31Cole Beasley
TE1Jason Witten
2James Hanna
3Gavin Escobar
K1Dan Bailey