Jason Witten
TE DAL (7)
1 week ago16 Comments

Witten did not appear on the stat sheet in Thursday's 17-15 win over the Vikings, going without a catch in a game since the 2008 season.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran tight end's franchise record of 130 straight games with a reception went by the wayside in the process, but Witten still found a way to play a pivotal role in sealing the victory. His recovery of the Vikings' last-gasp onside kick with 25 seconds left insured the Cowboys a club-record 11th consecutive win, although that naturally did nothing for his fantasy prospects on the night. However, there's little doubt that Witten will bounce back to some degree when Dallas takes on the Giants in a late-season NFC East showdown in Week 14.

Jason Witten
TE DAL (7)
2 weeks ago

Witten caught all three of his targets for 33 yards in Thursday's 31-26 win over Washington.

EDGE Analysis

Cole Beasley has become Dak Prescott's preferred option as a possession receiver, but Witten will still occasionally move the chains and, as he showed against Cleveland in Week 9, is still capable of a huge performance in the right matchup.

Jason Witten
TE DAL (7)
2 weeks ago

Witten caught five of seven targets for 37 yards in Sunday's 27-17 win over the Ravens.

EDGE Analysis

He was little more than a check-down option for Dak Prescott in this one, but Witten still came up with a couple of key first downs. He's now caught at least five passes in three straight games but has topped 60 receiving yards just twice this season, making the future Hall of Famer far more useful in PPR formats at this stage of his illustrious career.

Jason Witten
TE DAL (7)
4 weeks ago

Witten caught six of eight targets for 59 yards in Sunday's 35-30 win over the Steelers.

EDGE Analysis

Witten did little through the early stages of the game, but he came up with four crucial grabs to help Dallas move the ball on two touchdown drives at the end of the fourth quarter. The veteran has clearly established a strong rapport with rookie quarterback Dak Prescott, and his 44 catches and 482 yards through nine games put him on pace for his best statistical season since 2012. He should play the role of Prescott's security blanket again next week against the Ravens.

Jason Witten
TE DAL (7)
1 month ago

Witten scored a touchdown while leading the Cowboys with eight catches on 10 targets for 134 yards in Sunday's 35-10 win over the Browns.

EDGE Analysis

Witten hauled in a 26-yard touchdown on a blown coverage in the first quarter and made several other impressive gains to account for over half of the Cowboys' receiving yardage on the day. It was the first time the veteran had topped the 100-yard mark in his last 40 games and was the highest yardage total he had achieved since Week 7 of 2012. Despite his big game, Witten does not figure to see this type of usage with regularity moving forward, as the depth and balance of the Dallas offense has afforded them the ability to spread the ball around for most of the season. That said, he is clearly on the radar of red hot quarterback Dak Prescott and figures to be part of the game plan next week against the Steelers.

Jason Witten
TE DAL (7)
1 month ago1 Comment

Witten (chest) is active for Sunday's game against the Eagles, Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

Although he was listed as questionable, Witten's status was never in real doubt after he logged full participation in practice throughout the week. Given the run-heavy nature of the Dallas offense -- in combination with Dez Bryant's return from a knee injury -- Witten may find targets hard to come by Sunday night.

Jason Witten
TE DAL (7)
1 month ago

Witten (chest) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Eagles despite practicing in full throughout the week, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

As explained in previous weeks, the Cowboys heavily use the 'questionable' tag -- often on players in no danger of missing a game. Witten falls in that category after logging full practices throughout the week, leaving little question he'll handle his usual every-down role. He may face added competition for targets with Dez Bryant (knee) expected to return.

Jason Witten
TE DAL (7)
2 months ago

Witten caught four passes on eight targets for 42 yards in Sunday's win over the Packers.

EDGE Analysis

A miscommunication with Dak Prescott resulted in the rookie's first career INT, as Witten turned inside on a route when Prescott expected him to turn out, but despite that the veteran tight end has been his usual steady self this season without Tony Romo (back) at the helm, catching at least two passes in every game and hauling in at least 42 yards in five of six contests. Romo's eventual return could conceivably give Witten's production a boost, but with the Cowboys now 5-1 under the extremely impressive Prescott, the front office may be having second thoughts about turning the offense back over to Romo once he's healthy.

Jason Witten
TE DAL (7)
2 months ago

Witten (chest) is listed as active Sunday at Green Bay, Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

After missing no practice reps in advance of this game, there was little question that Witten would be available for Dak Prescott. With the rookie under center, Witten is more or less in line with his career marks but has yet to reach the end zone. He'll attempt to do so against a Packers defense that has yielded two touchdowns to tight ends this season.

Jason Witten
TE DAL (7)
2 months ago

Witten (chest) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game in Green Bay, despite logging full practices throughout the week.

EDGE Analysis

Witten is in no danger of missing the game. Dallas regularly lists a bunch of players as questionable, ranging from those who are assured of playing to those who have no realistic chance. Witten qualifies as the former, while No. 1 WR Dez Bryant (knee) appears to truly be questionable. The 34-year-old tight end has accounted for 14 of his team's 56 targets (25 percent) in Bryant's absence, compared to 20 of 99 (20 percent) when Bryant was available in Weeks 1-3.