Jason Witten TE DAL 2 Months

Witten caught 5-of-8 targets for 70 yards and a touchdown in Monday's 20-17 overtime loss to the Redskins.

After catching four balls for 45 yards in the first half, Witten made his lone second-half reception count, taking it 25 yards for a touchdown. It was rather surprising that he led the Cowboys in targets, as he previously hadn't topped seven targets, five receptions or 61 yards in any game this season. The touchdown was just his second in eight games, and while Witten's still capable of putting together decent performances, one big night doesn't change the reality that he's seeing far fewer looks than in recent seasons.

Jason Witten TE DAL 2 Months

Witten saw just two targets on Sunday, catching both for 27 yards.

He remains Mr. Reliable when Tony Romo looks his way, but Witten's just not a big part of the Cowboys' passing attack this season. Don't be afraid to cut him loose and find a more useful tight end on the waiver wire.

Jason Witten TE DAL 2 Months4 Comments

Witten caught two passes on five targets for 24 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over the Seahawks.

The score, his first of the season, salvaged what would otherwise have been a quiet fantasy day. Incidentally, the TD catch was the 900th of Witten's Hall of Fame career.

Jason Witten TE DAL 3 Months

Witten caught four passes on five targets for 59 yards on Sunday, becoming the third tight end in NFL history to reach the 10,000 receiving yard plateau.

He joins Tony Gonzalez and Shannon Sharpe in that elite club, and sometime in the next week or two he should pass Sharpe for second place on the all-time tight end receiving yard list. Witten's on pace for his lowest totals in targets (90), catches (61) and yards (688) since his 2003 rookie season, however, so while his achievements will almost certainly land him in the Hall of Fame someday, in the fantasy here and now Witten's become just another guy.

Jason Witten TE DAL 3 Months

Witten caught all five of his targets for 61 yards in Sunday's 38-17 win over the Saints.

Witten had two catches on the opening drive but then disappeared until the end of the second half. While the five targets may not seem like much, the Cowboys only attempted 29 passes, coming in under 30 for a third consecutive week. The veteran tight end should eventually have some nice games, but his season-long upside appears somewhat limited as the co-No. 2 receiving option -- along with WR Terrance Williams -- in an offense that's been unstoppable on the ground.

Jason Witten TE DAL 3 Months4 Comments

Witten caught four of his five targets for 49 yards in Sunday's win over the Rams.

The Cowboys' increased focus on the running game has hit Witten the hardest so far, as not only are their fewer non-Dez Bryant targets to go around but he's also called on to block more often than he was in the past. He's still capable of turning in a big game if he gets a chance, but unless the team's offensive mix becomes more pass-happy again it might be time to stop viewing Witten as an every-week starter.

Jason Witten TE DAL 3 Months2 Comments

Witten caught four passes on seven targets for 32 yards in Sunday's win over the Titans.

He's been fairly quiet through two weeks, as the Cowboys have hitched their wagon to DeMarco Murray and a talented young offensive line rather than Tony Romo's arm. The club figures to be in some shootouts sooner or later though, but you may want to consider Witten as more of a matchup-based play rather than an every-week starter.

Jason Witten TE DAL 3 Months

Witten was targeted six times during Sunday's loss to the 49ers, but caught just two passes for 14 yards.

Tony Romo looked very rusty in Week 1 after seeing limited snaps in the preseason, so blame Witten's poor fantasy performance on his QB. He was still tied for second in targets with Dez Bryant behind Terrance Williams' seven, so despite the concerns about his age it's way too early to give up on Witten just yet.

Jason Witten TE DAL 4 Months2 Comments

Witten caught just one pass for 11 yards in Saturday's preseason game.

The aging warrior will still be a big part of the Cowboys' passing game this season, but second year wide receiver Terrance Williams could end up surpassing Witten as Tony Romo's second-favorite target sooner rather than later.

Jason Witten TE DAL 5 Months

Witten isn't expected to play in Thursday's preseason opener against the Chargers, the Dallas Morning News reports.

There are no injury concerns here, just a club monitoring the workload of a key (and aging) player.