NFL Top 100 Players Of 2015: #93 Jason Witten


#93-Dallas Cowboys Tight End Jason Witten

64 Rec, 703 yds, 5 TD in 2014.

 

 

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Jason Witten: This Is Still Garrett’s System. | True Blue Nation


 

Jason Witten: This Is Still Garrett’s System. | True Blue Nation.

Dallas Cowboys Tight End Jason Witten sits down with Bill Jones and Mickey Spagnola on The Blitz .

Cowboys TE Jason Witten wins the 2013 Bart Starr Award


Jason Witten

Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten will be honored with the 2013 Bart Starr Award, the award is given annually to an NFL player for outstanding character and leadership off the football field.

Witten will be presented with the honor at a Super Bowl breakfast on February 1st in New Orleans, LA.

Jason Witten among 5 finalists for the Byron “Whizzer” White Award


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The NFL Players Association announced yesterday their five finalists for the Byron “Whizzer” White Man of the Year Award.  The Byron White award honors players for their work both in the community and on the field.

Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten is known for his play on the football field but others know him for his countless community work in the Dallas/Ft.Worth area.

  • Jason Witten’s SCORE Foundation was established to provide support and assistance for families and individuals in the area that were affected by domestic violence.
  • In 2010 Witten’s foundation launched a new domestic violence prevention program called “Coaching Boys Into Men” in high schools in Arlington, Texas. The program trains coaches to educate their players on the dangers of dating violence. 
  • Jason and his wife Michelle also funded construction of a brand new Jason Witten-themed emergency waiting room at The Children’s Hospital at Johnson City Medical Center in Johnson City, Tenn.

Jason Witten is also a finalist for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award.

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The other finalists for this award are Bears cornerback Charles Tillman, Browns tight end Benjamin Watson, Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch, and Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway.

The winner of the award will get $100,000 for their charity. Below is the list of previous winners of the Byron White award.

Season    Player Position Team
2011 Drew Brees Quarterback New Orleans Saints
2010 Tony Richardson Fullback New York Jets
2009 Nnamdi Asomugha Cornerback Oakland Raiders
2008 Brian Dawkins Safety Philadelphia Eagles
2007 Warrick Dunn Running Back Atlanta Falcons
2006 John Lynch Safety Denver Broncos
2005 Steve McNair Quarterback Tennessee Titans
2004 Peyton Manning Quarterback Indianapolis Colts
2003 Derrick Brooks Linebacker Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2002 Troy Vincent Cornerback Philadelphia Eagles
2001 Mark Brunell Quarterback Jacksonville Jaguars
2000 Michael McCrary Defensive End Baltimore Ravens
1999 Doug Pelfrey Kicker Cincinnati Bengals
1998 Cris Carter Wide Receiver Minnesota Vikings
1997 Hardy Nickerson Linebacker Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1996 Chris Zorich Defensive Tackle Chicago Bears
1995 Billy Brooks Wide Receiver Indianapolis Colts
1994 Derrick Thomas Linebacker Kansas City Chiefs
1993 Mark Kelso Safety Buffalo Bills
1992 Nick Lowery Kicker Kansas City Chiefs
1991 Reggie White Defensive End Philadelphia Eagles
1990 Mike Kenn Tackle Atlanta Falcons
1989 Ozzie Newsome Tight End Cleveland Browns
1988 Mike Singletary Linebacker Chicago Bears
1987 Deron Cherry Safety Kansas City Chiefs
1986 George Martin Defensive End New York Giants
1985 Nat Moore Wide Receiver Miami Dolphins
1984 Reggie Williams Linebacker Cincinnati Bengals
1983 Rolf Benirschke Placekicker San Diego Chargers
1982 Doug Dieken Tackle Cleveland Browns
1981 Franco Harris Running Back Pittsburgh Steelers
1980 Ken Houston Safety Washington Redskins
1979 Gene Upshaw Guard Oakland Raiders
1978 Roger Staubach Quarterback Dallas Cowboys
1977 Archie Manning Quarterback New Orleans Saints
1976 Lyle Alzado Defensive End Denver Broncos
1975 Jim Hart Quarterback St. Louis Cardinals
1974 Rocky Bleier Running Back Pittsburgh Steelers
1973 Floyd Little Running Back Denver Broncos
1972 Andy Russell Linebacker Pittsburgh Steelers
1971 Ray May Linebacker Baltimore Colts
1970 Kermit Alexander Defensive back Los Angeles Rams
1969 Gale Sayers Running Back Chicago Bears
1968 Eddie Meador Safety Los Angeles Rams
1967 Willie Davis Defensive End Green Bay Packers
1966 Bart Starr Quarterback Green Bay Packers

2013 NFL All-Pro Team


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The 2013 NFL All-Pro teams have been announced, and the Dallas Cowboys have two players make the rosters. Cowboys tight end Jason Witten and outside linebacker Demarcus Ware were named to the All-Pro second team.

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Witten finished the year with 110 receptions for 1,039 yards and three touchdowns.

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Ware hampered by injuries most of the season still finished with 11.5 sacks, 56 combined tackles, and five forced fumbles.

FIRST TEAM

QB:  Peyton Manning, Broncos.

RB:  Adrian Peterson, Vikings*; Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks.

FB:  Vonta Leach, Ravens.

TE:  Tony Gonzalez, Falcons.

WR:  Calvin Johnson, Lions; Brandon Marshall, Bears.

OT:  Duane Brown, Texans; Ryan Clady, Broncos.

OG:  Jahri Evans, Saints; Mike Iupati, 49ers.

C:  Max Unger, Seahawks.

DE:  J.J. Watt, Texans*; Cameron Wake, Dolphins.

DT:  Geno Atkins, Bengals; Vince Wilfork, Patriots.

OLB:  Von Miller, Broncos; Aldon Smith, 49ers.

ILB:  Patrick Willis, 49ers; NaVorro Bowman, 49ers.

CB:  Richard Sherman, Seahawks; Charles Tillman, Bears.

S:  Earl Thomas, Seahawks; Dashon Goldson, 49ers.

P:  Andy Lee, 49ers.

K:  Blair Walsh, Vikings.

KR:  Jacoby Jones, Ravens.

SECOND TEAM

QB:  Aaron Rodgers, Packers.

RB:  Alfred Morris, Redskins; Jamaal Charles, Chiefs.

FB:  Jerome Felton, Vikings.

TE:  Jason Witten, Cowboys.

WR:  A.J. Green, Bengals; Andre Johnson, Texans.

OT:  Joe Thomas, Browns; Joe Staley, 49ers.

OG:  Marshal Yanda, Ravens; Logan Mankins, Patriots.

C:  Maurkice Pouncey, Steelers.

DE:  Justin Smith, 49ers; Julius Peppers, Bears.

DT:  Justin Smith, 49ers; Ndamukong Suh, Lions; Haloti Ngata, Ravens.

OLB: Chad Greenway, Vikings; Ahmad Brooks, 49ers; Clay Matthews, Packers; and DeMarcus Ware, Cowboys.

ILB:  Daryl Washington, Cardinals; London Fletcher, Redskins.

CB:  Champ Bailey, Broncos; Tim Jennings, Bears.

S:  Eric Weddle, Chargers; Jairus Byrd, Bills.

P:  Thomas Morstead, Saints.

K:  Phil Dawson, Browns.

KR:  David Wilson, Giants.

*-Unanimous selection

Cowboys TE Jason Witten to receive the Bart Starr Award


Jason Witten

Dallas Cowboys pro bowl tight end Jason Witten receive the 2013 Bart Starr Award that recognizes NFL players for their outstanding character and leadership in their home, the field, and in their community. 

Witten will be announced as this year’s recipient at the annual Super Bowl Breakfast, the NFL-sanctioned event hosted by Athletes in Action, a sports ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ in New Orleans, LA on February 1st. 

The award was named after the Pro Football Hall of Famer Bart Starr and honors his lifelong commitment to serving as a positive role model to his family, teammates, and the community.

The other finalists for the Bart Starr award was Tennessee Titans quarterback Matt Hasselbeck and New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck.

Witten is the second Dallas Cowboys player to receive the award, Cowboys safety Darren Woodson received the award in 2002.

 

Bart Starr Award winners

Year Player Position Team
1989 Steve Largent Wide Receiver Seattle Seahawks
1990 Anthony Munoz Offensive Tackle Cincinnati Bengals
1991 Mike Singletary Linebacker Chicago Bears
1992 Reggie White Defensive End Philadelphia Eagles
1993 Gill Byrd Cornerback San Diego Chargers
1994 Warren Moon Quarterback Houston Oilers
1995 Cris Carter Wide Receiver Minnesota Vikings
1996 Jackie Slater Offensive Tackle St. Louis Rams
1997 Darrell Green Cornerback Washington Redskins
1998 Irving Fryar/ Brent Jones Wide Receiver/ Tight End Philadelphia Eagles /San Francisco 49ers
1999* Eugene Robinson Safety Atlanta Falcons
2000 Aeneas Williams Cornerback Arizona Cardinals
2001 Bruce Matthews Offensive Line Tennessee Titans
2002 Darren Woodson Safety Dallas Cowboys
2003 Trent Dilfer Quarterback Seattle Seahawks
2004 Derrick Brooks Linebacker Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2005 Troy Vincent Cornerback Buffalo Bills
2006 Curtis Martin Running Back New York Jets
2007 John Lynch Safety Denver Broncos
2008 LaDainian Tomlinson Running Back San Diego Chargers
2009 Warrick Dunn Running Back Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2010 Kurt Warner Quarterback Arizona Cardinals
2011 Drew Brees Quarterback New Orleans Saints
2012 London Fletcher Linebacker Washington Redskins

2013 NFC Pro Bowl Selections


Pro Bowl

The NFL have announced the 2013 NFC Pro Bowl selections. The Dallas Cowboys will only send two this year to Hawaii. Congrats to outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware and tight end Jason Witten. This will be Ware’s seventh straight Pro Bowl selection and this will be Witten’s eighth trip to Hawaii.

The Pro Bowl will be played on Sunday, January 27, 2013 at Aloha Stadium.

Here is the full NFC roster for the 2013 Pro Bowl
Offense

Quarterback

*-Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay  Matt Ryan, Atlanta  Robert Griffin III, Washington

Running back

*-Adrian Peterson, Minnesota  Marshawn Lynch, Seattle  Frank Gore, San Francisco

Fullback

*-Jerome Felton, Minnesota

Wide receiver

*-Calvin Johnson, Detroit  *-Brandon Marshall, Chicago  Julio Jones, Atlanta  Victor Cruz, N.Y. Giants

Tight end

*-Tony Gonzalez, Atlanta  Jason Witten, Dallas

Tackle

*-Joe Staley, San Francisco  *-Russell Okung, Seattle  Trent Williams, Washington

Guard

*-Mike Iupati, San Francisco  *-Jahri Evans, New Orleans  Chris Snee, N.Y. Giants

Center

*-Max Unger, Seattle  Jeff Saturday, Green Bay

Defense

Defensive end

*-Jason Pierre-Paul, N.Y. Giants  *-Julius Peppers, Chicago  Jared Allen, Minnesota

Interior linemen

*-Justin Smith, San Francisco  *-Henry Melton, Chicago  Gerald McCoy, Tampa Bay

Outside linebacker

*-Aldon Smith, San Francisco  *-DeMarcus Ware, Dallas  Clay Matthews, Green Bay

Inside/Middle linebacker

*-Patrick Willis, San Francisco  NaVorro Bowman, San Francisco

Cornerback

*-Charles Tillman, Chicago  *-Tim Jennings, Chicago  Patrick Peterson, Arizona

Free safety

*-Dashon Goldson, San Francisco  Earl Thomas, Seattle

Strong safety

*-Donte Whitner, San Francisco

Special teams

Punter

Thomas Morstead, New Orleans

Placekicker

Blair Walsh, Minnesota

Kick returner

Leon Washington, Seattle

Special-teamer

Lorenzo Alexander, Washington

Long snapper

TBA

*-Starters

Jason Witten sets NFL season record for reception for a tight end


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Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten set the NFL single-season record for receptions by a tight end today with his 103 catch of the season. He broke Falcons’ tight end Tony Gonzalez’s mark of 102 catches.

Witten also holds the Dallas Cowboys all-time franchise record for receptions.

Cowboys win 38-33 pulls within a game of the NFC wildcard


Tony Romo

Behind the return of starting running back DeMarco Murray the Dallas Cowboys defeated the hapless Philadelphia Eagles (3-9) 38-33 at Cowboys Stadium. 

Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo passes Hall of Famer Troy Aikman for the Dallas Cowboys all-time touchdown mark, Romo finished the game 22 of 27 for 303 yards and three touchdowns.

The victory pulls the Dallas Cowboys (6-6) within one game of the NFC wildcard and if the Redskins defeats the New York Giants tomorrow night it will put the Redskins and the Cowboys a game closer to the NFC East title.

DeMarco Murray had 22 carries for 83 yards and a touchdown, wide receiver Dez Bryant caught six passes for 98 yards and two touchdowns, and tight end Jason Witten chipped in with 103 yards receiving.

Up next for the Cowboys will be the Cincinnati Bengals (7-5) at Paul Brown Stadium.

Dallas Cowboys Fans Interview Series Part 2: UKCowboysFans


The Dallas Cowboys are one of the most recognizable sports franchises in the world. In part 2 of our Dallas Cowboys Fans Interview Series we interview the UKCowboysFans a group of die-hard fans from the United Kingdom. 

Q: Can you tell my TrueBlueNation blog readers a little about yourself and the UKCowboysFans? 

Myself: I am the father of a beautiful 9-year-old girl and I am a massive Cowboys fan from the UK who catches all their games live when it is on our sports channel show otherwise I listen to them on the radio, regardless of the time they kickoff/finish here.
 
UK Cowboys Fans: UK Cowboys fans was set up almost a year ago with the aim to help Cowboys fans here in the UK keep up to date with news, scores, and all things Cowboys. We set up a Facebook and Twitter page so updates of plays as they happen on game day could be provided should fans be unable to catch the game live, and links could be provided so that news updates were available a the click of a button, saving fans time by not having to search around. Things have really taken off and with over 50 members on the Facebook group and 900 followers on twitter we recently had our first UK Cowboys Fans get together at the Rams/Patriots game at Wembley. The aim is to have regular trips to Cowboys Stadium in the future to cheer the team on.

Q: What made you start following the Dallas Cowboys? How long have you been a Dallas Cowboys Fan?

I have been a Cowboys fan since around 2000, but have been into American Football a lot longer, originally without actually following a team. As my love for the sport grew I knew following a team was a must. The Cowboys were the only team I wanted to know the score of and through that realised that they were the only team for me.

Q: What do you like to do in your spare time?

In my spare time, I enjoy hanging out with family and friends. I am also a season ticket (with my daughter and a few friends) for the Leeds Rhinos (our local Rugby League team). We follow them home and away no matter have far the trip may take us.

Q: What was your first Dallas Cowboys memory? (Good or Bad)

My first Cowboys memory was rushing to college the day after a game (back then the time difference made it hard to stay up all night to watch a game, when on live here) so that I could get the result before having to go into class.

Q: Who is your All-Time favorite Dallas Cowboys player and why?

Emmitt Smith. He was amazing to watch, and could turn a game in the blink of an eye. Was gutted when he left the team and eventually retired.

Q: Who is your favorite current Dallas Cowboys player?

Jason Witten. This guy is so reliable, and has a great work ethic. Personally I think he is the best all round Tight End currently in the league.

Q: If you could give the Dallas Cowboys team by position a grade what would it be?
 
Offense: C-
Defense: B-
Sp.Teams: D
Coaching: C-
Front Office: B

Q: If you were in the Dallas Cowboys front office what changes would you make on the team?

I would make everyone who doesn’t have the word “Coach” in their work title take a step back. The Front Office needs to concentrate on what is happening of the field and let the Coaches do what they are paid for and that’s to coach.

Q: Will the Dallas Cowboys make the playoffs this year?

I’m going to say yes, although it’s going to be tough. I said at the start of the year we would be 10-6 and in the playoffs, so I’m sticking with that.

Q: Will Jason Garrett be back as Head Coach of the Dallas Cowboys next year?
I hope so, as I don’t think he’s had enough time in the role, but doubt he will.

With the whole Sean Payton issue, it’s going to be hard for Jerry Jones to let another team take him without making an offer himself.
 
Word association

Tony Romo: Under-rated.

Jason Garrett: Too cautious at times.

Dallas Cowboys: The best team in the NFL.

Rob Ryan: The right coach for our Defence.

Washington Redskins: Not to be taken lightly.

We would like to thank Jamie and the UKCowboysFans for taking the time to sit down and talk with us at TrueBlueNation Fan Club.

Dallas Cowboys Fans Interview Series Part 1


Dallas Cowboys

America’s Team” is a popular nickname in the United States that refers to the Dallas Cowboys in the National Football League. The nickname originated with the team’s 1978 highlight film, where the narrator opens with the following introduction:

“They appear on television so often that their faces are as familiar to the public as presidents and movie stars. They are the Dallas Cowboys, “America’s Team”.-Wikipedia

I would like to take the time to highlight some of the awesome #CowboysNation fans out there that makes this fan-base so great. Who truly bleed Blue and Silver 24/7 365.

This is the first interview in the TrueBlueNation “America’s Team” Fan Interview Series. The series will feature interviews with many die-hard Dallas Cowboys fans locally and world-wide. I’m so excited to present our TrueBlueNation readers with our first interview: TxShelbyTx

Q: If you don’t mind can you tell my TrueBlueNation readers a little about yourself?     

A: I’m a mom, wife, and a Cowboys Fan for life! I was voted “Most Electrifying Cowboys Fan” a couple of years ago and recently inducted into the Pro Football’s Ultimate Fan Association at the Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. 

I am known as the ‘Ultimate Fan of the Fans’ because of my respect for all fan-bases but most people know me by the Blue Star hat I wear everywhere.

 

Q: What do you like to do in your spare time?

A: I’m always looking for ways to help make the community better so I am usually either helping to plan a charity event, attending one or helping to promote one.  I believe community involvement is very important.  My second favorite thing is helping fans who are making plans to visit the area for a game.

I hope to help them make the most of  their trip. Beyond that, I am watching football, planning my next fantasy football win or just spending time with family and friends.

 

Q: How long have you been a Dallas Cowboys Fan? Are you a season ticket owner?  (If so for how long?)

A: Yes. I am a proud Season Ticket Holder!  It was priority one when we moved to the area about eight years ago.  I have been a Cowboys fan as long as my memory serves and I first verbally shared my passion for the Cowboys while giving some friends a hard time as the Bears was doing the ‘Super Bowl Shuffle’.

 

Q: Who is your All-Time favorite Dallas Cowboys player and why?

A: My All-Time favorite player would be Roger Staubach but I’m also a big fan of all of our Hall of Famers, Ring of Honor athletes, and several other players I feel are deserving of either honor.

Q: Who is your favorite current Dallas Cowboys player and why?

A: My favorite current player is Jason Witten. Not only is he very fan-friendly, he is also very involved in the community.  I have a huge appreciation for him on and off the field.

 

Q: Who was your favorite Dallas Cowboys Coach?

A: Hands down, Tom Landry. 

He was wise beyond his years, Coach Landry was innovative and well-respected among those around him. My favorite times spent with Cowboys legends have been when they shared their experiences with Mr. Landry and I’m always moved by how fond each of them were of this legendary coach.

 

Q: What was your favorite Cowboys moment and why? What was your least favorite moment?

A: “THE CATCH” will forever be my favorite moment. I still hear about that from time to time. There are so many favorites though! Hail Mary, “Defender of the Star”, and Emmitt Smith’s All-Time rushing record… just  to name a few.

Some of my favorite moments don’t always happen on the field or even in relation to players at all.  Being able to spend time with a fellow fan as they take in their very first Cowboys Game – live and in person!

What a huge honor that is to be a part of and it always takes me back to my first time, because of all of those fans who have shared that experience I’ll never take for granted that I live minutes from where so many want to be badly.

 

Q: If you were the owner of the Dallas Cowboys what would you change or what would you do to change the current direction of the Cowboys organization?

A: I would change the separation between team, organization, and the fans. The teams with a strong bond with their fan base typically has the best home field advantage. The Cowboys are a great road team and I give props to the fan-family who attend those games. I have ideas on how to improve this and hopefully, I will get to share them with someone who can help implement those ideas soon.

Additionally, I think the fans are far more knowledgeable about the team than they get credit for… there should be someone who watches their online voices and encourages them to be vocal in a constructive way.

 

Q: If you could ask our current owner Jerry Jones anything what would you ask him?     

A: “Hey Jerry!  Would you like a hat?!” HA HA!

Seriously though, I would like to ask him about some of the sound-bites we got early in the season and how we could currently be so far from the encouraging words he gave us all back then.  Oh and my third question would be, “What’s in that kool-aid!?” Only because I chug it year after year. I may have a small addiction to it at this point.

 

Q: Will the Dallas Cowboys make the playoffs this year?

A: I think we have a good chance at it with a few changes. We are not mathematically out of it yet but we’re also not that far away either.  I believe our schedule from here out is a benefit to us but I also know that one bad game can make or break this team. We have to play the rest of the games the way they plan to play  us – like its their Super Bowl.  GO COWBOYS!

 

                                                                                                                                            

Before we end our interview let’s play a little word association…….

Jerry Jones: Business and marketing genius!

Tony Romo: needs protection.

New York Giants: G-men.

Washington Redskins: Who?

Eagles Fans: have a bad rap.

The TrueBlueNation Fan Club would like to thank Shelby for taking time out of her busy schedule to sit down to talk with us. Please visit her website TxShelbyTx and check out her Spirit Star Hat website.

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Falcons soar pass the Cowboys 19-13.


Deja Vu anyone? Same mental mistakes and the same puzzling play calling in crunch time derails the Dallas Cowboys once again.

The Dallas Cowboys (3-5) fall to the undefeated Atlanta Falcons (8-0) at the Georgia Dome 19-13.  Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo completed 25 of 35 passes for 321 yards, a touchdown, and no interceptions.

Cowboys inside linebacker Bruce Carter continues to shine as the defensive signal caller in the absence of the injured Sean Lee. Carter finished with nine tackles and one pass break up..

Head Coach Jason Garrett had this to say after the stunning loss….

“There’s a reason they’re undefeated halfway through the season,” Dallas coach Jason Garrett said. ”This is a challenging place to play at. I thought we did some good things in the ballgame. They did more good things. We didn’t do enough to win this game in all three phases of our football team.”

The lone bright spot of the game was Cowboys tight end Jason Witten becoming the new Dallas Cowboys all-time leader for career receptions with 754.

 

Game Notes

  • Miles Austin had seven catches for 76 yards.
  • Jason Witten had seven catches for 51 yards. (Became the Cowboys all-time receptions leader passing Michael Irvin’s Cowboys record of 750 career receptions.)
  • Jason Garrett is 4-9 in his last 13 games and 16-16 since taking over as head coach of the Cowboys in the middle of  the 2010 season.
  • Falcons QB Matt Ryan was 24 of 34 for 342 yards passing.
  • RB Michael Turner ran for 102 yards on 20 attempts.

 

 

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Greatness awaits…..


 

 

Cowboys tight ends Jason Witten can surpass Cowboys Ring of Honor and NFL Hall of Fame member Michael Irvin as the number one pass catcher of all time for the Dallas Cowboys.

Micheal Irvin had 750 receptions for 11,904 yards during his time with the Dallas Cowboys,Witten has 747 career receptions.

Witten is third on the NFL’s tight end career receptions list behind Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez (1,195) and NFL Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe (815).

 

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Turnovers dooms Cowboys comeback attempt.


In a game where turnovers plagued the Dallas Cowboys all game their huge comeback attempt comes up short as the New York Giants held on for a 29-24 victory in Cowboys Stadium. The stunning loss drops the Cowboys to overall record of 3-4 and are currently 1-1 in their division with four NFC East games remaining.

The Cowboys defense led by nose tackle Jay Ratliff was stellar most of the game only allowing the Giants offense a total of 293 yards and 13 points (five FG’s, 1 touchdown).

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo finished the game with 437 yards passing with a touchdown and four interceptions he also rushed for a touchdown. Cowboys tight end Jason Witten had a record-setting  day with 18 receptions for 167 yards. Cowboys wide receiver Miles Austin had nine receptions for 133 yards, and troubled wide receiver Dez Bryant chipped in with 5 receptions for 110 yards but he also had one costly fumble on a punt return.

Game Notes

  • Cowboys had a season-high six turnovers, five of them leading to New York scores.
  • Lance Dunbar had 142 yards for an average of 23.7 yards per return on kickoff returns.
  • Giants remain a perfect 4-0 in Cowboys Stadium.
  • Eli Manning was 15 for 29 for 192 yards and one interception.
  • Game attendance: 94,067

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Witten’s status still up in the Air


Conflicting reports about Jason Witten‘s spleen injury……..

Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reported yesterday that Dallas Cowboys doctors informed tight end Jason Witten he will not need spleen surgery that would have ended his season, according to a source familiar with the situation.

Today we are hearing differently.

Dallas Cowboys.com writer Mickey Spagnola was on the Dallas Cowboys flagship station 105.3 The Fan said he spoke to Witten about his spleen injury.

Witten told Spagnola that he has not seen team doctors as of yet to see if his spleen is healing properly. The Cowboys are hopeful that Witten will able to play in Week 1 against the New York Giants in the NFL’s season opener. But with the game only two weeks away on Sept. 5, his status is still up in the air.

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Source: 105.3 the Fan

Witten will not need surgery


#CowboysNation breathes a sigh of relief today as Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reports that Dallas Cowboys doctors informed tight end Jason Witten he will not need spleen surgery that would have ended his season, according to a source familiar with the situation.

Witten still is aiming to return in time for the Cowboys’ Sept. 5 regular-season opener against the New York Giants, but it is questionable whether he will be ready to play.

Witten is more likely to play in Week 2, when the Cowboys play at Seattle on Sept. 16.

 

Source:ESPN Dallas

 

Witten out indefinitely


The hot topic in #CowboysNation right now is how severe is the injury to Dallas Cowboys’ All Pro tight end Jason Witten is?

Dan Graziano of ESPN.com reports The Cowboys don’t know the extent of the injury right now, which suggests that they should be worried. They’re going to have to wait another week or so to determine whether he needs surgery. Right now, the Cowboys are of the mind that Witten will not need surgery. But if something changes, and he does, he would be sidelined indefinitely.

Many Cowboys fans are asking what is a spleen and how important is it?

The spleen is an organ in the left upper quadrant of the abdomen that filters blood by removing old or damaged blood cells and platelets. While not essential to sustain life, the spleen performs protective immunological functions in the body and contrary to popular belief, is not useless. It also helps the immune system by destroying bacteria and other foreign substances by opsonization and phagocytosis, and by producing antibodies. It also stores approximately 33 percent of all platelets in the body.

Ruptured spleen

Rupture of the capsule of the spleen, an organ in the upper left part of the abdomen, is a situation that requires immediate medical attention. The rupture of a normal spleen can be caused by trauma, such as a motor vehicle accident.

As of now the Cowboys staff will re-evaluated Witten in 7-10 days. Hopefully with the right amount of time Witten’s spleen injury will not need any surgery.

Here is the hit from Rolando McClain that cause the Witten injury.

Source: Wikipedia, hughston.com

 

Breaking News


1. Nick Eatman of DallasCowboys.com reports that the Dallas Cowboys have waived center/guard Bill Nagy.

2. Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten will not need surgery to repair injured spleen.

3. Dallas Cowboys added tight end Harry Flaherty to the roster.
    Height: 6-3 Weight: 250 Age: 23 College: Princeton