Jason Witten
TE DAL (7)
2 weeks ago

Witten won't take the field for Saturday's preseason contest at Los Angeles, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

With fellow offensive stalwarts Tony Romo (collarbone), Dez Bryant (heel), and Tyron Smith also sidelined Saturday, Witten's preseason snaps may be contingent upon the quarterback receiving clearance to suit up. In any case, the 34-year-old still occupies the top spot at tight end in Dallas.

Jason Witten
TE DAL (7)
8 months ago

Witten caught six of eight targets for 58 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss to Washington.

EDGE Analysis

The score was Witten's first since Week 1. The veteran tight end struggled without his long-time quarterback in the lineup for much of the season, but still managed to rank fourth in the leauge among tight ends with 77 receptions - his most since 2012. Witten will be 34 to open next season, but should still have enough in the tank to give Romo is favorite security blanket. A huge leap in production may be unrealistic, though. While Witten didn't have Romo to throw him the ball, he also didn't have a healthy Dez Bryant commanding targets.

Jason Witten
TE DAL (7)
8 months ago

Witten caught one of two targets for just twelve yards in Sunday's loss to the Bills.

EDGE Analysis

After snagging five catches last week versus the Jets, the dependable tight end saw just two looks Sunday in what was a dreadful performance by the Dallas passing attack. Kellen Moore severely limits the upside of all Cowboys pass catchers as long as he remains the starter, and this will remain the case next week in the season finale versus the Redskins.

Jason Witten
TE DAL (7)
8 months ago

Witten (chest) is active Sunday against the Bills.

EDGE Analysis

Witten was limited in practice all week, but this wasn't expected to cause any major problems for the veteran, as he was given a "probable" designation in advance of the Week 16 matchup. With Dez Bryant (foot/ankle) already ruled out, there will be a handful of extra targets to go around, some of which could be delegated to the tight ends.

Jason Witten
TE DAL (7)
8 months ago

Witten (chest) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Bills.

EDGE Analysis

He was limited all week in practice, but that was likely just to preserve him heading into Sunday's game. It appears that Witten will be safe to deploy this week, but with Kellen Moore starting under center for Dallas, there is an added element of risk involved.

Jason Witten
TE DAL (7)
8 months ago

Witten was limited at practice Wednesday due to a chest issue, the Cowboys' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Witten has cobbled together one of the most impressive streaks in professional sports, playing in 201 straight games at a position where hard hits are the norm. His ability to handle individual drills Wednesday implies that he'll extend that run. Perhaps more pressing is lack of touchdowns, as he hasn't hit pay dirt since Week 1, but Sunday's opponent, the Bills, has allowed four touchdowns to tight ends over the last four contests.

Jason Witten
TE DAL (7)
8 months ago

Witten caught all five of his targets for 49 yards in Saturday's loss to the Jets.

EDGE Analysis

Witten's 9.2 yards per catch and 6.8 yards per target are his lowest since his rookie season, but there may be a little hope for his production over the last two games. The Cowboys will give Kellen Moore a look under center, and the young QB could have a higher pass volume than Matt Cassel did as the team determines whether he's worth keeping next year, with at least some of those extra targets headed Witten's way.

Jason Witten
TE DAL (7)
8 months ago

Witten caught a team-high five passes on nine targets for 40 yards in Sunday's loss to the Packers.

EDGE Analysis

Matt Cassel was highly ineffective under center, but Witten still caught his usual handful of short passes. The veteran tight end hasn't gotten into the end zone since Week 1 and has pulled down between 27 and 45 yards for each of the last six games, making him a very low-end option even in PPR leagues.

Jason Witten
TE DAL (7)
9 months ago

Witten caught five passes (on nine targets) for 45 yards in Monday's win over the Redskins.

EDGE Analysis

Witten led the Cowboys in both receptions and targets Monday, when he also become the 12th player in NFL history to catch 1,000 passes over the course of a career. With Matt Cassel at quarterback, the Cowboys' passing offense is a bit limited vertically, making Witten an important figure underneath that could prove especially fruitful in PPR fantasy formats.

Jason Witten
TE DAL (7)
9 months ago

Witten caught all four of his targets for 36 yards during Thursday's loss to the Panthers.

EDGE Analysis

He's now just two catches away from 1000 for his career, but even if Witten reaches the milestone next week he won't have Tony Romo on the other end of it. Romo re-injured his clavicle Thursday and could be lost for the remainder of the season, leaving Witten as the security blanket for either Matt Cassel or possibly Kellen Moore, if the Cowboys start looking ahead to 2016. Neither QB is likely to improve the tight end's fantasy prospects, however.