Jason Witten TE DAL 2 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.

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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.

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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.

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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 4 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.

Jason Witten TE DAL 6 Months8 Comments

New playcaller Scott Linehan called Jason Witten an every-down player.

Jason Witten TE DAL 11 Months

Jason Witten caught 12 passes for 135 yards in Sunday night's Week 17 loss to the Eagles.

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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.

Jason Witten TE DAL 12 Months

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.