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News: DC.com: Consistent Witten On All-Time Pace

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  1. CCBoy

    CCBoy Well-Known Member

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    Still Rising
    Consistent Witten On All-Time Pace
    Josh Ellis
    DallasCowboys.com Staff Writer



    http://www.dallascowboys.com/news/news.cfm?id=95634F12-DF4B-1B55-02B5300C0B374BE4




    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...
  2. Bullflop

    Bullflop Well-Known Member

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    Well, it'd be nice if Witten finished his career with recognition as one of the all-time greats but with flashier names in the running for that honor, it's anyone's guess if he'll ever really acquire the accolades he so richly deserves. It's a good bet he's a lock to forever retain the respect and admiration of the many thousands of devoted fans of the Dallas Cowboys, however. Count on it.
  3. jazzcat22

    jazzcat22 Well-Known Member

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    I think he will get there in Receptions, possibly yards, maybe not the TD's.

    I am looking forward to see Dez's climb upward also. He's the true WR we missed since Irvin.

    Yes, Austin is great, but Dez will soon be the #1 WR. And since he is starting with a lot of playing time from his rookie year, gives him the much better chance over Austin to surpass all the records. As Austin's first 3 years he rarely played.
  4. beevomav

    beevomav Active Member

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    What a great player and he is a Cowboy. Doesn't get any better than that.
  5. Sarge

    Sarge Red, White and brew... Staff Member

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    All time great Cowboy - already.

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