TE Jason Witten - Dallas Cowboys

6-5, 257Born: 5-6-1982College: TennesseeDrafted: Round 3, pick 2003

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General News (Mon Jan 20): has not ruled out playing in 2020 and could join the New York Giants because of his connection with offensive coordinator Jason Garrett.

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Recent Stats and Projections

17 vs WAS 49 4.0 24 0 0 2.4

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Percentile ranks

Jason Witten's percentile rank in each category, among TE with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 17 vs WAS (4 / 4 / 24 / 0 rec)

Witten did not play in the fourth quarter of the blowout win over Washington and had a muted role overall to close the season. Witten had a contested reception of note, but was firmly held in check as Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup, and Randall Cobb dominated Dallas' passing game. Witten's 2020 status is a question mark entering the offseason.

2019 Week 16 vs PHI (3 / 2 / 14 / 0 rec)

Witten was a non-factor against the Eagles, seeing a mere three targets and both of his catches failing to move the chains. Witten also added a dropped pass as Dallas' passing game struggled overall. Witten surpassed 500 receiving yards for the 15th straight season he has played in the NFL with this week's production.

2019 Week 15 vs LAR (5 / 4 / 36 / 1 rec)

Witten led Dallas' low volume passing game with five targets in the impressive home win over the Rams. Witten had a drop, but corralled his other four targets, including a highlight reel one-handed grab on a throw behind him on a deep out. Witten found the end zone after the catch to cap the moment. Witten moved to second all-time for franchise receiving touchdowns with the score and one back from Dez Bryant for the top spot with two games to go this season.

2019 Week 14 vs CHI (7 / 5 / 37 / 0 rec)

Witten saw a hearty seven targets against the Bears, but only found after-the-catch room on one reception, gaining nearly 15 yards. Witten's hitch and quick out routes were most of his involvement and he was tackled immediately.

2019 Week 13 vs BUF (8 / 6 / 42 / 1 rec)

Witten found the end zone for the first time since Week 2, spanning more than 30 receptions. Witten came wide open on an opening drive play-action touchdown as Dallas got off to a hot start before struggling for much of the game on offense against Buffalo. Witten saw a hearty eight targets, his second-highest total of the season, but also added a drop and was stuffed short of the first down on third-and-long amongst his opportunities. Witten converted a late two-point attempt in the sound defeat.

2019 Week 12 vs NE (4 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)

Witten had a forgettable game against the Patriots, logging two drops with his lone reception being stuffed at the point of the catch. Witten does not have a rebound matchup next week with the Bills even more stingy against tight ends than the Patriots.

2019 Week 11 vs DET (7 / 5 / 33 / 0 rec)

Witten saw a hearty seven targets against the Lions but did little with them. His lone reception downfield was a third-down crosser route which he converted. Otherwise, Witten was relegated near the line of scrimmage as depth chart mate Blake Jarwin produced two big plays in the game. Witten is averaging a paltry nine yards per reception on the season.

2019 Week 10 vs MIN (5 / 2 / 17 / 0 rec)

Witten had his worst statistical game since Week 1, snaring just two receptions against the Vikings. One was a crossing route in the closing minutes of the game and Witten did not get on the board until the second half after having a third-down contested slant tipped away in the first half as he lone opportunity of note. Witten is working on a seven-game streak without a touchdown, spanning 29 receptions, entering Dallas matchup against the exploitable Detroit pass defense in Week 11.

2019 Week 9 vs NYG (9 / 8 / 58 / 0 rec)

Witten led Dallas in targets and receptions against the Giants as the consistent chain-mover of the passing game. Witten juked a linebacker on an in-cut with his most impressive route of the game, coming wide open on the play. Witten posted four receptions in the first quarter alone and had a 20+ yard gain on a play-action out route called back by penalty. Witten added a rare drop this week, which was a season-high in targets, receptions, and yards for the 37-year-old tight end.

2019 Week 7 vs PHI (4 / 4 / 33 / 0 rec)

For the sixth time in seven games Witten saw exactly four targets. Witten's opportunities were clustered in the second quarter, three of which were all quick out routes against soft coverage by the Eagles as the Cowboys angled for a last-second field goal. Witten took a slant reception into the red zone on a third-down conversion on his other non-hurry-up reception. Witten's scoreless streak has now spanned five games and 19 receptions.

2019 Week 6 vs NYJ (7 / 5 / 57 / 0 rec)

Witten saw a season-high seven targets against the Jets as Dallas was in comeback mode and Amari Cooper's early-game injury left a vacancy in the passing game with Randall Cobb already out. Witten stuffed the beyond-the-box-score notes in addition to his five catches with a goal-line touchdown called back by penalty, drawing a defensive pass interference penalty, and logged a rare drop. Witten was targeted on a game-tying two-point attempt in the closing seconds, drawing contact, but there was no interference call as Dallas lost the close road game. Witten added two chunk gains, including a must-have play in the fourth quarter on third-and-long in a contested situation.

2019 Week 5 vs GB (4 / 3 / 29 / 0 rec)

For a uncanny fifth game in a row Witten saw exactly four targets. Witten has been a steady target thus far and Week 5 was no exception. However, the veteran did not see a look in the passing game until the fourth quarter and two came in the final minutes of Dallas' home loss to Green Bay. Witten presents the biggest test at tight end for a Jets secondary in Week 6 who has faced one of the weakest slates at the position to-date.

2019 Week 4 vs NO (4 / 4 / 50 / 0 rec)

Witten posted another solid performance on an eerily consistent four targets for the fourth straight game this season. Witten logged two quality catches - one on a deep out as Dak Prescott was being hit and another low grab - but also lost a fumble following a chunk gain against the Saints. Witten has been a moderate surprise producer over the opening month for Dallas especially with his regular big plays, an element which evaporated from his game prior to his year away from football in 2018.

2019 Week 3 vs MIA (4 / 3 / 54 / 0 rec)

For the third straight game Witten made a big play for the Dallas passing game. As Dak Prescott extended a play on a rollout, Witten uncovered down the sideline and converted third-and-long by corralling the floating pass for more than half of his game yardage total. Witten also added a stiff arm on a quick out reception. Even without high volume (four targets in each game this season) Witten has been a significant factor in Dallas' passing game.

2019 Week 2 vs WAS (4 / 4 / 25 / 1 rec)

Witten made a big play yet again for the Cowboys for the second consecutive week. Witten secured a small window target on a goal-line rollout for the short-range touchdown, but also caught his lone target of the season downfield on a deep in-cut this week. Witten's range of route-running has shrunk considerably over the years, but Witten is one of the dedicated chain-movers and 'staying ahead of the chains' targets within the Cowboys suddenly-dynamic passing game.

2019 Week 1 vs NYG (4 / 3 / 15 / 1 rec)

Witten made his return to the NFL after 2018 in broadcasting to his traditional role as the chain-moving and short-range option in the Dallas offense. He found the end zone off a play-action design at the goal line but was limited to short routes throughout the game. Secondary tight end Blake Jarwin showed well as more of a seam-stretcher and Witten's snap count was closer to a tight end-by-committee rotation for the Cowboys than Witten as the dominant starter.


Latest News

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.

Our 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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