-- Charean Williams
Witten, who is two catches from overtaking Ozzie Newsome on the all-time career receptions list for tight ends, earned a comparison to the Hall of Famer.
“Ozzie Newsome clearly was one of the great players to play in this league, certainly one of the elite tight ends, a Hall of Famer,” Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said. “To put that in context is simply, Wit is playing himself into that category. Anytime you’re talking about a seven-time Pro Bowler who catches about 80, 85, 90 balls a year, you’re talking about one of the best guys to play. As productive as he’s been, as talented as he is, what separates him is his approach to the game. He loves it. He’s competitive. His attention to detail, his desire to be great individually is really unsurpassed. He’s a great guy to have on our football team. He’s a great example for me as a coach, for our coaching staff, to use to our other players. When you have leaders like that who are so productive and so good, it’s easy to say, ‘Watch what Witten does.’ That helps you as a coach. He’s certainly been a great teammate and a great part of this organization for a long time.”
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