Jason Witten
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3 months ago

The Cowboys signed Witten to a four-year extension that runs through 2021, ESPN's Todd Archer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Witten will celebrate his 35th birthday in May as he prepares for his 15th NFL season. While it can safely be assumed the final few years of his extension don't contain any guaranteed money, the deal still suggests he'll consider playing beyond 2017. Witten is coming off a 2016 campaign in which he fell shy of 700 receiving yards for the first time since his rookie season, catching 69 of 95 targets for 673 yards and three touchdowns. His decreased production was partially a result of the Cowboys' run-heavy offense, but he should be able to handle an every-down role for at least another year or two. It's possible the offense could open up a bit in Dak Prescott's sophomore campaign.

Jason Witten
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5 months ago

Witten intends on returning for the 2017 season, ESPN's Todd Archer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Witten's 14th season came to a close with Sunday's playoff defeat to the Packers, but the veteran plans on continuing his career next season. At 34 years old, Witten finished second on the Cowboys with 69 receptions for 673 yards and three touchdowns this year, and he also scored his first postseason touchdown Sunday. In what's currently slated to be his final season under contract in Dallas, Witten could very well become the franchise's all-time leader in receiving yards and games played while suiting up in 2017.

Jason Witten
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6 months ago

Witten caught the only target sent his way for 10 yards in a 27-13 loss to the Eagles in Week 17.

EDGE Analysis

The Cowboys rested all their key personnel in advance of the playoffs, and as a result Witten had a fairly uneventful Week 17. The 34-year-old had his worst statistical season since he was a rookie, catching 69 passes on 95 targets for 673 yards and three TDs, and Cole Beasley emerged as Dak Prescott's preferred option when Dallas needed to move the chains, but Witten should return in a similar role in 2017 as he looks to pass Michael Irvin and become the franchise's career leader in receiving yards.

Jason Witten
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6 months ago

Witten caught two of four targets for 33 yards and a touchdown in Monday's 42-21 win over the Lions.

EDGE Analysis

Witten didn't receive nearly as many looks as he did while hauling in 10 catches last week, but he was on the receiving end of Dez Bryant's first career touchdown pass on a play that wowed the crowd late in the fourth quarter. With three touchdowns to his name, Witten will join the rest of the starters in taking the field against the Eagles next week, although his workload could be limited if the team jumps ahead on the scoreboard.

Jason Witten
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6 months ago

Witten all 10 of his targets for 51 yards in Sunday's 26-20 win over the Buccaneers.

EDGE Analysis

Although he averaged just 5.1 yards per catch, Witten served as a valuable security valve for Dak Prescott and helped the team with several crucial grabs to move the chains. Witten has caught 14 passes in two weeks since his 130-game streak with a reception ended, and he figures to maintain a similar role in next week's matchup with the Lions.

Jason Witten
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6 months ago

Witten caught four of seven targets for 26 yards in Sunday's 10-7 loss to the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

The whole Cowboys offense struggled Sunday, but Witten's numbers weren't out of line with his recent production, as he hasn't topped 40 receiving yards since Week 10. The future Hall of Famer hasn't finished a season with fewer than 700 yards since his rookie year in 2003, but he could have a hard time reaching that mark in 2016, as he's still 121 yards shy with three games to go.

Jason Witten
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7 months 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
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7 months 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
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7 months 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
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7 months 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.