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  Cowboys | Jason Witten wants to play in 2020    Tue Feb 18, 10:45 PM

Impending free-agent TE Jason Witten (Cowboys) made it clear to reporters Tuesday, Feb. 18, that he intends to play next season and hopes to do so with the Dallas Cowboys, although he is not opposed to finishing his career somewhere else.

Footballguys view: Most think Witten is going to follow Jason Garrett to the Giants. He is hoping to make a more concrete decision about his future following the NFL Scouting Combine next week. Stay tuned.

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  Cowboys | Jason Witten to play elsewhere?    Sat Feb 1, 12:49 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten, a pending free agent, said Saturday he remains undecided on retirement and is realistic about possibly finishing his career with another team.

Footballguys view: After sitting out the 2018 season, Witten proved that he could still play in 2019. There's a chance he continues playing and would certainly have interest on the open market. In fact, Witten could follow former Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett to the New York Giants where Garrett got a job as the offensive coordinator.

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  Giants | Jason Witten an option for Giants?    Sun Jan 19, 01:56 PM

Dallas Cowboys impending free-agent TE Jason Witten has not ruled out playing in 2020 and could join the New York Giants because of his connection with offensive coordinator Jason Garrett, according to sources.

Footballguys view: It would be odd to see Witten in another uniform, but anything is possible. Witten would give the Giants veteran depth at the position behind starter Evan Engram.

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  Cowboys | Big stats in Week 17, but Cowboys eliminated    Sun Dec 29, 07:47 PM

Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott completed 23-of-33 passes for 303 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 17 against the Washington Redskins, but the Cowboys were eliminated from the playoffs due to Philadelphia's victory over the New York Giants. RB Ezekiel Elliott ran 18 times for 122 yards and a touchdown, while RB Tony Pollard rushed 14 times for 60 yards. WR Michael Gallup posted five grabs for 98 yards and a career-high three touchdowns, while WR Amari Cooper finished with four grabs for 92 yards. WR Randall Cobb ended up with five catches for 81 yards, and TE Jason Witten wound up with four receptions for 24 yards.

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  Cowboys | Jason Witten close to reaching incentive    Sun Dec 29, 11:47 AM

Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten has a $375,000 contract incentive that can be earned if he has at least 55 receptions this season and the team reaches the playoffs, according to multiple sources. He has already caught 59 passes but the team needs a victory versus the Washington Redskins in Week 17 and a loss by the Philadelphia Eagles to the New York Giants in order to earn a berth in the postseason.

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  Cowboys | Jason Witten hauls in TD    Mon Dec 16, 03:46 AM

Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten logged four receptions, 36 yards and a touchdown during the team's 44-21 victory over the Los Angeles Rams in Week 15.

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  Cowboys | Jason Witten hauls in five passes    Fri Dec 6, 12:46 AM

Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten had five receptions for 37 yards on Thursday, Dec. 5, against the Chicago Bears.

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  Cowboys | Jason Witten hits paydirt    Thu Nov 28, 08:07 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten caught six of his eight targets for 42 yards and a touchdown in the Week 13 loss to the Buffalo Bills.

Footballguys view: Witten added a two-point conversion in his best fantasy day in a while. He's still just a what the heck tight end against the Bears next week.

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  Cowboys | Jason Witten does little on SNF    Mon Nov 11, 02:28 AM

Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten caught two passes for 17 yards against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, Nov. 10.

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  Cowboys | Jason Witten targeted frequently    Mon Nov 4, 11:49 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten posted eight receptions for 58 yards on nine targets in Week 9 against the New York Giants on Monday, Nov. 4.

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  Cowboys | Jason Witten turns in efficient day    Mon Oct 21, 12:57 AM

Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten hauled in all four of his targets for 33 yards in Week 7 against the Philadelphia Eagles.

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  Cowboys | Jason Witten registers five grabs    Sun Oct 13, 08:45 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten posted five receptions for 57 yards on seven targets in Week 6 against the New York Jets.

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  Cowboys | Jason Witten hauls in three balls    Mon Oct 7, 01:22 AM

Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten caught three passes for 29 yards in Week 5 against the Green Bay Packers.

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  Cowboys | Four grabs for Jason Witten    Mon Sep 30, 12:37 AM

Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten caught four passes for a team-high 50 yards against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, Sept. 29. He also lost a fumble.

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  Cowboys | Jason Witten targeted four times    Sun Sep 22, 07:19 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten finished with three receptions for 54 yards on four targets in Week 3 against the Miami Dolphins.

Footballguys view: Witten didn't score but his line was still acceptable in 2019 bleak landscape at tight end. He'll be a viable low-end TE1 against the Saints next week after Will Dissly had a nice Week 3 against them.

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  Cowboys | Jason Witten returns with TD    Mon Sep 9, 01:19 AM

Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten caught three passes for 15 yards and a touchdown on Sunday, Sept. 8, against the New York Giants.

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  Cowboys | Jason Witten dealt with jitters    Sun Aug 18, 02:44 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten said he experienced some jitters Saturday, Aug. 17, as he made his return to live action for the first time since ending his one-year retirement. Witten caught one pass for 10 yards in the Cowboys' preseason game against the Los Angeles Rams. 'A year away from the game, all the work to get back here since March, getting in shape, getting your body ready, having an opportunity, I know I've got a lot to prove,' Witten said. 'It wasn't perfect. I thought we're on schedule with the things I want to work on. Able to get a third-down conversion. Dak showed he had the confidence on that. Some of the other things in the passing game, running game, I felt good with. It's always tricky when you're coming back out here ... so the jitters were real. A lot of work to get back to here, but it felt good.'

Footballguys view: It's...interesting a veteran like Witten would deal with jitters. He's got a ton of experience and should shake off any nervous feelings quickly.

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  Cowboys | Jason Witten still a weapon    Fri May 24, 09:47 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten 'hasn't lost a step' after taking a year off, according to QB Dak Prescott. 'I guess the trick is to take a year off because he's definitely gotten better, stronger and faster,' Prescott said.

Footballguys view: Witten could be the #2 most targeted receiver for the Cowboys and tap the brakes on second-year receiver Michael Gallup's growth as a fantasy factor. He'll be a fringe TE1 in PPR leagues, but could surprise and overachieve building on a lot of pre-existing chemistry with his quarterback.

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  Cowboys | Jason Witten officially back    Wed Mar 6, 04:25 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten was officially signed to a one-year, $2 million contract Wednesday, March 6. Witten can make up to $5 million, however. The Cowboys had to release Witten from the Reserve/Retired list before making the signing official.

Footballguys view: And here we go again. Witten should play a part-time role for the Cowboys offense this year. That is unlikely to make him much of a fantasy factor in 2019.

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  Cowboys | Jason Witten will be a factor    Sat Mar 2, 09:32 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten will have a meaningful role in the offense, according to owner Jerry Jones.

Footballguys view: That may be the case but it seems like from a fantasy perspective Witten won't be anything more than a 'name' TE2 in 2019. We'll get a better feel about his usage and role when training camp hits in the summer.

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  Cowboys | Jason Witten to be on snap count    Thu Feb 28, 05:43 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten is expected to play around 25 snaps per game next season.

Footballguys view: That sounds about right. Witten won't be a full-time player for the Cowboys at his advanced age. He'll give them a security blanket target for QB Dak Prescott.

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  Cowboys | Jason Witten lured by $5M deal    Thu Feb 28, 01:20 PM

Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten was lured out of retirement/broadcast booth by a one-year contract offer of nearly $5 million, a source said Thursday, Feb. 28.

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  Cowboys | Jason Witten resuming career with Dallas    Thu Feb 28, 01:07 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten announced Thursday, Feb. 28, he is ending his retirement after one year in the broadcast booth and returning to play for the Cowboys for what would be his 16th season.

Footballguys view: Wow. Just wow. Witten may return to the field as a part-time player for the Cowboys given the current state of their tight end position. There is speculation that Witten takes this role so that he can get back with the team and perhaps fast track his way to the coaching ranks.

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  Cowboys | Blake Jarwin bursts onto the scene    Sun Dec 30, 07:55 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE Blake Jarwin registered seven receptions for career highs of 119 yards and three touchdowns in Week 17 against the New York Giants on eight targets. Former TE Jason Witten never had three TDs in a game for the Cowboys.

Footballguys view: Jarwin will be a fashionable sleeper tight end next year on this performance alone. He's emerging for the right time as the Cowboys are looking make a run in the playoffs.

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  Cowboys | Jason Witten to retire    Thu May 3, 08:17 AM

Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten has informed the team he'll retire Thursday, May 3, and join ESPN as an analyst on Monday Night Football.

Footballguys view: It took long enough and the Cowboys tight end did time his decision badly, but at the end of the day he did what he needed to. The only thing worse than a last minute decision is a player who isn't fully committed. That's a way for them - and their teammates - to get hurt.

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  Cowboys | Coach wants Jason Witten back    Sun Apr 29, 07:55 PM

Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett is trying to persuade TE Jason Witten to continue his playing career, according to a source.

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  Cowboys | No official decision yet for Jason Witten    Fri Apr 27, 03:48 PM

Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten 'will take some time to make a decision on his future' in regards to reports about announcing his retirement in order to become ESPN's new Monday Night Football lead analyst, according to team owner Jerry Jones.

Footballguys view: You have to wonder if the team is desperately trying to talk him into staying one more year, but will he give up what should be a lucrative Monday Night Football gig? They have more bodies if Witten walks, but none of them are his level of player.

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  Cowboys | Jason Witten about to announce retirement?    Fri Apr 27, 12:15 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten is reportedly planning to announce his retirement from the NFL on Friday, April 27, in order to become ESPN's new Monday Night Football lead analyst, per sources. Witten will reportedly meet with team owner Jerry Jones before making his decision final, however, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen.

Footballguys view: Maybe standing next to Roger Goodell during the great 2018 Draft Boo-a-thon was too much? Witten seems like a guy who has more football left, but he has little left to prove and is looking at a team where his role is becoming more and more reduced, so retirement and a big spot with ESPN makes sense and we wish him luck.

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  Cowboys | Jason Witten not ready to retire yet    Tue Apr 17, 09:07 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten told the Dallas Morning News' Jon Machota he hopes he can play until he's 40 and has 'no interest in taking a TV job right now.'

Footballguys view: Witten turns 36 years old in May, so he must think there's plenty left in the tank. Last year was a down season for Witten, but he still finished the year as the no.10 fantasy TE in 2017. As the Cowboys offense gets back on track this year, Witten should post better numbers. Even with an uptick in production, Witten should still be considered a low-end TE1 for fantasy owners.

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  Cowboys | Jason Witten reworks deal    Sat Mar 24, 02:07 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten has agreed to restructure his contract, which has created around $3.5 million in salary cap space for the Cowboys, according to sources.

Footballguys view: The Cowboys have now restructured two contracts in the last week. Both of the moves clear out about $10 million in space. Witten will continue as a favorite target of QB Dak Prescott and for fantasy owners he should post low-end TE1 numbers.

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  Cowboys | Jason Witten to play in 2018    Wed Jan 3, 01:25 AM

Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten will return for his 16th NFL season in 2018.

Footballguys view: Witten and his dad-running style will be back out there for the Cowboys in 2018. He'll continue to provide Dak Prescott with the reliable receiver a quarterback needs.

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  Cowboys | Week 17 game recap for Dallas    Sun Dec 31, 04:00 PM

Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott went 17-for-30 for 179 yards and one touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 17. RB Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 103 yards on 27 carries and caught three passes for 38 yards. WR Dez Bryant caught three passes for 24 yards during the game, while TE Jason Witten caught two passes for 17 yards.

Footballguys view: The Cowboys offense stalled out without Ezekiel Elliott and it never truly started back up after he returned. Dak Prescott was brilliant in the first half of the year, but he was unable to consistently move the offense in the second half of the year and leaves us with questions heading into next season. Bryant appeared to be in the beginning of his decline phase this year and may not be back with Dallas.

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  Cowboys | Jason Witten makes only catch count    Sun Dec 10, 04:43 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten caught one pass for 20 yards and one touchdown against the New York Giants in Week 14.

Footballguys view: Witten saved Ertz and Gronkowski owners who used him in a pinch this week from a total loss at tight end. He has a great matchup against the Raiders next week but has disappeared from the passing attack too often lately.

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  Cowboys | Jason Witten poised for success?    Sat Dec 9, 10:34 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten faces the New York Giants in Week 14, and when he faced the Giants in Week 1, he finished with seven catches for 59 yards and a touchdown.

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  Cowboys | Jason Witten scores in win    Thu Nov 30, 11:54 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten caught one pass, an eight-yard touchdown, in a 38-14 win over the Washington Redskins Thursday, Nov. 30.

Footballguys view: Witten didn't get a high volume of targets because the Cowboys led most of the way and leaned on the run. He has a great tight end matchup next week against the Giants, but is only a boom/bust streamer right now.

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  Cowboys | Jason Witten sets record    Thu Nov 23, 09:40 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten caught all seven of his targets for 44 yards in a 28-6 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers Thursday, Nov. 23, setting a record for most career receiving yards on Thanksgiving with 853.

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  Cowboys | Jason Witten moves up team list    Sun Oct 22, 10:16 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten posted four receptions for 54 yards and a touchdown in Week 7 against the San Francisco 49ers. With the score, Witten broke a tie with Michael Irvin for sole possession of third-place on the club's all-time receiving touchdowns list.

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  Cowboys | Jason Witten top receiver in Week 5    Mon Oct 9, 07:41 AM

Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten caught eight of his 10 targeted passes for 61 yards in a 35-31 loss to the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Oct. 8.

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  Cowboys | Jason Witten held to one grab    Sun Oct 1, 08:23 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten posted just one grab for nine yards on two targets in Week 4 against the Los Angeles Rams.

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  Cowboys | Jason Witten is NFL's most-targeted TE    Thu Sep 21, 12:45 AM

Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten leads all players at his position with 22 targets through the first two weeks, with the next-closest being Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz, having logged 18 targets. Witten has turned all those throws his way into 17 catches for 156 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

Footballguys view: Witten is doing his best Antonio Gates imitation. He matches up well against Arizona (who just let Jack Doyle beat them up) and Dak Prescott consistently looks for him. In what has been a bad year for fantasy tight ends, Witten is a reliable one who should get you TE1 numbers this week.

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  Cowboys | Jason Witten shines in lopsided loss    Sun Sep 17, 11:45 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten posted game highs with 10 catches and 97 yards in Week 2 at Denver and he scored a touchdown with 13 targets.

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  Cowboys | Jason Witten sets franchise record    Mon Sep 11, 01:05 AM

Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten posted seven receptions for 59 yards and a touchdown in Week 1 against the Giants. He became the franchise's all-time leader in receiving yardage (11,094), passing Michael Irvin.

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  Cowboys | Dez Bryant, Jason Witten sitting Wednesday    Wed Jul 26, 03:43 PM

Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant and TE Jason Witten will not participate in practice Wednesday, July 26. Head coach Jason Garrett said he wants the veteran players to have a regular schedule during training camp that will not wear them out.

Footballguys view: Not a big deal. Veterans like Witten and Bryant are going to get some time off.

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  NFL | Adam Shaheen the next Jason Witten?    Sun Apr 23, 12:47 AM

Ashland TE Adam Shaheen has a chance to develop into a player like Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten, according to an AFC scout, and the scout believes Shaheen will be selected in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft.

Footballguys view: People compare Shaheen to Rob Gronkowski (Patriots) because he's huge (6'6" 280 pounds) and physical. He may be more like Witten as he's never faced great competition as a D2 prospect. Shaheen should be a second-round pick, and he's a rookie TE to keep an eye on...especially in TE-premium leagues.

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  Cowboys | Rico Gathers ready for next step    Sat Apr 15, 10:49 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE Rico Gathers said he has been staying under TE Jason Witten's wing and feels he is ready to make the 53-man roster and start scoring touchdowns.

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  Cowboys | Jason Witten signs extension    Tue Mar 28, 11:17 AM

Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten signed a four-year extension through 2021 Tuesday, March 28.

Footballguys view: No details on the contract just yet, but it likely lowers his cap number ($12.2 million) this year. He'll continue to be a reliable target in the passing game who could snare 60 passes or so with a small amount of TDs in 2017.

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  Cowboys | No extension talks for Jason Witten    Tue Feb 28, 07:59 PM

The Dallas Cowboys are in no rush to talk to TE Jason Witten about a contract extension as he enters the final season of his five-year, $37 million deal, according to team executive vice president Stephen Jones.

Footballguys view: They should be a little bit rushed as Witten has a whopping $12.2 million cap hit in 2017. He's no longer the player he used to be, and the Cowboys should be looking to select his eventual replacement in the 2017 NFL draft.

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  Cowboys | Jason Witten not expecting extension    Fri Feb 3, 04:26 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten said he does not expect to receive a contract extension this offseason even though he is entering the final year of his contract. Witten said he is taking things year-to-year and is not sure how much longer he will play.

Footballguys view: Witten's stats are going to put him in Hall of Fame consideration, but he still hasn't sniffed a Super Bowl. Perhaps 2017 could bring a deeper run into the playoffs with another year of experience for Dak Prescott.

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  Cowboys | Jason Witten plans to return    Mon Jan 16, 09:51 AM

Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten plans to return in 2017 for his 15th season.

Footballguys view: Sure, Witten has lost a step (or two) but he still has great concentration and soft hands. He should continue to be a fine target for a young and learning QB Dak Prescott.

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  Cowboys | Career first for Jason Witten     Sun Jan 15, 08:59 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten had six catches for 59 yards and his first postseason touchdown in a 34-31 loss to the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Jan. 15.

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