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Week 1 vs. NYG
Receiving: 6 / 116 / 1 on 6 targets
Witten was very effective in this game. He was the leading receiver for the Cowboys in the first half. His first three receptions were all for first downs over the middle. Witten ended the half on a high note by making an 11 yard touchdown reception. He was only targeted once after the interval, but it resulted in a 38 yard gain. Witten seemed to have a bigger role with Terry Glenn inactive.
Week 2 vs. MIA
Receiving: 2 / 27 / 0 on 6 targets
Witten only caught two out of the six balls thrown his way, but he was often targeted while he was well covered. Witten failed to perform like he did against the Giants, which could be because Miami has a much better group of linebackers.
Week 3 vs. CHI
Receiving: 6 / 90 / 1 on 9 targets
Witten's first target of the game didn't come until the second quarter but it went for a big gain. Operating from their own 31 yard line, QB Tony Romo hit Witten on a pass over the middle of the field that went for 34 yards. On that same drive, he would catch another pass for 22 yards and was targeted in the end zone on a ball that fell incomplete. Witten would go on to catch four more balls for 34 yards and would snare a three yard touchdown pass on Dallas' first drive of the second half.
Week 4 vs. STL
Receiving: 6 / 71 / 1 on 8 targets
Witten continued to be a reliable target for Romo, catching six of the eight passes thrown his way for 71 yards and a touchdown from 17 yards out. He was too much for the St. Louis defense over the middle, as they had no defender that could shut him down.
Week 5 vs. BUF
Receiving: 9 / 103 / 1 on 15 targets
Romo looked for Witten all night, perhaps a little too often, as three of the Bills INTs came on passes intended for the Cowboy tight end. (Romo's first two passes of the game, both INTs, were both intended for Witten.) Not to criticize Witten, though---he played a terrific game and gave the Bills linebackers fits all night. His second quarter TD grab was a thing of beauty, as he broke away from the coverage and caught the ball on a dead run. He showed in this game why he is so the man in this pass offense.
Week 6 vs. NE
Receiving: 3 / 47 / 0 on 5 targets
Witten had his lowest receiving totals since week two, when he caught two passes for 27 yards. Witten's catches came on three consecutive passes late in the first half during a scoring drive.
Week 7 vs. MIN
Receiving: 10 / 86 / 0 on 13 targets
Witten was Tony Romo's most frequently targeted receiver. The Vikings had no answer to cover Witten who was open most of the afternoon. Most of his receptions were short to mid range routes down the middle of the field. Dallas used the short passing game in place of the running game, and Witten was the prime benefactor catching ten of his 13 targets.
Week 9 vs. PHI
Receiving: 3 / 77 / 1 on 5 targets
Jason Witten caught three of his five targets for 77 yards and a touchdown. On the most impressive play of the game, Witten caught a pass over the middle where he took a huge hit from the Eagles safety knocking his helmet off. Witten was able to stay up and kept running without a helmet for another 30 yards to the Philadelphia five yard line for a 53 yard gain. Witten also made a nice catch down the right sideline for a 20 yard touchdown in the third quarter, where he caught a nicely thrown Tony Romo pass just over a defenders outstretched arm.
Week 10 vs. NYG
Receiving: 2 / 12 / 0 on 3 targets
Witten only saw three targets as he brought in two of them for a total of 12 yards.
Week 11 vs. WAS
Receiving: 8 / 67 / 0 on 11 targets
Jason Witten caught eight passes for 67 yards on 11 targets. Witten started the game strong garnering eight of those targets in the first half, but as with the rest of the offense, Witten took a backseat to Terrell Owens in the second half. Even still Witten remains a key component to the Cowboys passing game, and has the confidence of Tony Romo to work the middle of the field.
Week 12 vs. NYJ
Receiving: 4 / 54 / 1 on 8 targets
Witten was used on a variety of routes that included him running along the sideline as well as short and deep up the middle. He ran his routes very well and displayed very good hands. All of his targets that were incompletions were as a result of defenders deflecting the ball as it arrived, including one thrown to him a couple of yards outside of the end zone.
Week 13 vs. GB
Receiving: 6 / 67 / 0 on 8 targets
Witten did not connect with many throws in the first half but, he was Romo's favorite targets in the second half. He had catches of 13, 12, and 13 yards each for first downs early in the fourth quarter. He had another big first down on a 15 yard catch off a crossing pattern late in the game. He finished the game as Dallas' second leading receiver.
Week 14 vs. DET
Receiving: 15 / 138 / 1 on 18 targets
Jason Witten had a career high game in both receptions and yards. He was consistently open over the middle, and Dallas took advantage of the mismatch in coverage. Witten was most instrumental on the game winning drive as he caught four passes for 39 yards and the game winning touchdown on the final drive. However, he was almost the goat when he fumbled the ball away at the Lion one yard line midway through the fourth quarter as they were driving for a potential go ahead score.
Week 15 vs. PHI
Receiving: 8 / 113 / 0 on 10 targets
Witten had another great game, putting the Cowboys passing game on his back once again for 113 yards on eight receptions. With Romo struggling to get the ball to his wide receivers throughout the game, Witten remained Romo's most effective target and was practically the entire Cowboys offense. The longest play of the game came in the second quarter where Romo found Witten deep over the middle. After breaking a tackle, Witten ran another 20 yards for a total gain of 53, eventually setting up the first points of the game, a Nick Folk field goal. Witten was targeted ten times.
Week 16 vs. CAR
Receiving: 6 / 53 / 0 on 11 targets
After being held without a catch until midway through the second quarter, the Cowboys made a number of adjustments and got Witten more involved after Owens exited the game. Witten's long catch on the day went for 22 yards down the left sideline.
Week 17 vs. WAS
Receiving: 2 / 24 / 0 on 5 targets
Witten caught two balls from Romo but was pulled in the third quarter with most of the other starters.
Week 19 vs. NYG
Receiving: 7 / 81 / 0 on 8 targets
Witten led the team in receiving stats. Despite only getting one target in the first half, he got nine in the second.