Consistent Witten On All-Time Pace
DallasCowboys.com Staff Writer
IRVING, Texas - The NFL Network's recent poll of his peers has ranked Jason Witten the game's 36th-best player overall - pretty good, but possibly nowhere near what his place among them will be when all is said and done.
Still just 29, Witten is doing things statistically that no tight end has ever done, and is on pace to possibly do things as a receiver that no Cowboys has ever done, Bob Hayes, Drew Pearson and Michael Irvin included. A Pro-Bowler every season since his second in the league, Witten has achieved incredible measures of consistency by any standard.
Witten concluded the 2010 season with 617 career catches, becoming the fourth tight end in league history to pass the 600 mark, a group that includes Tony Gonzalez as well as Hall-of-Famers Shannon Sharpe and Ozzie Newsome. However, Witten crossed that threshold in 125 games, nine quicker than Gonzalez, the next fastest to the milestone. The record-holder for career catches by a tight end, Gonzalez currently has 1,069, needing only 34 more grabs to pass Marvin Harrison for second in receptions all-time...
There's no right way to do the wrong thing.
To compete for the playoffs, Dallas has to improve here: Only four sacks against Eli Manning over the past six games!