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TE Jason Witten - Dallas Cowboys

6-5, 257Born: 5-6-1982College: TennesseeDrafted: Round 3

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He is listed as probable on this week's official injury report.

News you need to know

From Mark Wimer's Monday injury report (Mon Sep 28): Witten played through two sprained ankles and a sprained knee, but was still productive on Sunday with eight targets for 6/65/0. Keep an eye on how much he's able to practice during the upcoming week - he's got a lot of dings accumulating on his body as of Week Four.

General News (Fri Oct 2): practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

General News (Thu Oct 1): practiced fully on Thursday.

General News (Wed Sep 30): practiced fully on Wednesday. Witten is feeling well, and head coach Jason Garrett said Wednesday, Sept. 30, the team anticipates Witten's ankle and knee injuries are behind him.

Week 4: at New Orleans Saints

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Mark and Joe say: Great matchup. Though the Cowboys didn't win the game last week, Brandon Weeden consistently got the team into goal-line situations (the Cowboys punched in four rushing scores last weekend) with 22/26 for 232 yards passing, zero TDs and one interception thrown. Lance Dunbar snarfed up 10 dump-off passes for 100 yards receiving, while Jason Witten (eight for 6/65/0) and Cole Beasley (four for 4/49/0) also helped out with the dink-and-dunk attack. Terrance Williams disappointed fantasy owners with no receptions in the lead receiver role with Dez Bryant sidelined due to his foot injury. The Saints' D is one of the worst units, all-around, in the NFL. Cam Newton blew this unit up with 20/31 for 318 passing yards yielding two TDs and zero interceptions last weekend - to date, the Saints are ranked 22nd in the NFL allowing an average of 271.0 net passing yards per game, with six passing scores given out over three games, and zero interceptions generated. Enough said. Advantage, Dallas.

Recent Stats and Projections

1 vs NYG 71 8 60 2 0 18
2 at PHI 82 7 56 0 0 5.6
3 vs ATL 54 6 65 0 0 6.5
4 at NO PROJ-Dodds * 5 * * * *
4 at NO PROJ-Tremblay * 5 * * * *
4 at NO PROJ-Bloom * 6 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2015 Week 3 vs ATL (8 / 6 / 65 / 0 rec)

Witten was a solid performer, despite his laundry list of nagging injuries throughout the week, against Atlanta. Witten's movement was not compromised as the safety valve for Brandon Weeden. As Dallas struggled in the second half for any offensive traction, Witten converted a third down out route, shifting some momentum. It was ultimately short-lived, however, as Dallas needed more than Witten's short-game prowess in catch-up mode. With Brandon Weeden's struggles to work down the field this week, look for Witten to be a favorite target with his short-to-intermediate routes in future games.

2015 Week 2 vs PHI (8 / 7 / 56 / 0 rec)

Witten was one of Dallas' highlight performers against the Eagles in the road victory. A second quarter third down conversion got Dallas' lackluster offense for a few drives out of a funk. Witten forced a defensive holding penalty on third down to extend another drive into Philadelphia territory, later powering through a defender for a first down post-reception. Witten's best scoring opportunity came on a third down goal line target, tipped away by an Eagles defender.

2015 Week 1 vs NYG (9 / 8 / 60 / 2 rec)

Witten was in his traditional chain-moving role as Dallas controlled the clock early against the Giants. Without Dez Bryant in the lineup for the final drive, Witten boxed out linebacker coverage at the goal line in the closing moments for Dallas' game-winning touchdown. Witten is the top projected Cowboys target with Bryant projected to miss at least a month.


Latest News

Cowboys | Jason Witten should thrive in Week 4 (Sat Oct 3, 08:02 PM) - Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten faces the New Orleans Saints in Week 4, and the Saints have allowed the second-most receiving yards to opposing tight ends this year.

Our View: Witten makes for a decent TE1 play this week...pretty much like he does/is every week for fantasy owners. We'll see if QB Brandon Weeden targets him early and often against a poor Saints defense.
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Cowboys | Jason Witten probable against Saints (Fri Oct 2, 05:04 PM) - Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten (ankles, knee) practiced in full Friday, Oct. 2, and is probable for Week 4 against the New Orleans Saints.

Our View: Witten is a very prominent target with Dez Bryant out and conservative Brandon Weeden in. He's a solid TE1 in PPR right now.
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Cowboys | Jason Witten practices in full (Thu Oct 1, 07:15 PM) - Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten (ankle, knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 1.

Our View: Good news for a guy who, while not as good as he used to be, still is a decent TE1 play and a guy who will get plenty of targets from backup Brandon Weedon.

Cowboys | Jason Witten worth a look in Week 4 (Thu Oct 1, 12:21 AM) - Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten faces the New Orleans Saints in Week 4, and it's a favorable matchup for the veteran. The Saints are the worst NFC defense against opposing tight ends, allowing 17 receptions, 268 yards and three touchdowns through three games.

Our View: The Saints don't play great defense. Brandon Weeden is not a quarterback who is going to stretch the field deep. Instead, Weeden will rely on shorter passes to guys like Witten and RB Lance Dunbar. Witten is his normal TE1 this week.
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Cowboys | Jason Witten practices in full (Wed Sep 30, 05:09 PM) - Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten (ankle, knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 30.

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