PRO BOWLS

Jason Witten Pro Bowls

Biography

NFL Records and Achievements

  • 2nd most receptions and receiving yards by a tight end in NFL history
  • 7th most receptions in NFL history: 1,089 (as of December 18, 2016)
  • Only the 2nd TE in NFL history to with 1,000+ receptions
  • 1 of 3 players in NFL history with 60+ receptions in 13 consecutive seasons
  • 2012 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award winner
  • Most receptions in a single season by a tight end: 110 (2012)
  • Most receptions in a single game by a tight end: 18 (October 28, 2012)
  • Most consecutive games played by a tight end: 219 (as of conclusion of 2016 season)
  • Most consecutive games started by a tight end: 163 (as of conclusion of 2016 season)

Cowboys Franchise Records

  • 1st in career receptions: 1,089 (as of Jan. 3, 2017)
  • 2nd in receiving yards: 11,888 (as of Jan. 3, 2017)
  • Most receptions in a single game: 18 (Oct. 28, 2012)
  • Most consecutive games played: 219 (as of Jan. 3, 2017)
  • Most consecutive seasons with a reception, touchdown, scoring: 14 (2003-2016)

 

JASON WITTEN

82 TIGHT END
6-6—263—MAY 6, 1982
University of Tennessee

 

PRO: Through 14 NFL seasons, Jason Witten has proved himself to be one of the top tight ends in NFL history and one of the most prolific pass catchers in Cowboys history. He is Dallas’ all-time receptions leader, surpassing Michael Irvin (750) in 2012, and ranked #2 in NFL history among tight ends with 1,089. His 11,888 yards are 2nd in Cowboys history 2nd overall in the history of the NFL among tight ends. He has appeared in 10 Pro Bowls—including seven straight—the most ever by a Cowboys tight end. For his career, Witten the second-most 75-catch seasons (8), 80-catch seasons (6) and 90-catch seasons (4) in NFL tight end history. Witten has led the team in receptions eight times in his career. During the 2016 season, Witten became 1 of 3 players in NFL history to catch 60+ passes in 13 consecutive seasons, joining Jerry Rice and Tony Gonzalez as the only players to ever accomplish such a feat. Witten currently sits at #7 on the list of most receptions in the history of the National Football League.

TRANSACTION SUMMARY:
3/28/17: Signed a four-year contract extension through 2021.
9/10/11: Signed a five-year contract extension with Dallas through 2017.
7/22/06: Signed a six-year contract extension.
4/26/03: Drafted in the third round (69th overall) by Dallas.

 

  • Started all 16 games for the ninth consecutive season, (10th time overall) and led the team in receptions for the eighth time in his career, with 77 for 713 yards (second on the team) and three touchdowns (tied for second).
  • Logged his 12th overall and consecutive 700-yard season – tops in team history, the most consecutive and the second-most overall all-time among NFL tight ends, tied for the fourth-most overall and tied for the second-most consecutive (Terrell Owens, 14, Jerry Rice and Larry Fitzgerald, 12 each) all-time among all NFL pass catchers.
  • Became the first Cowboy to play in 200 consecutive games, set a club record after playing in his 197th consecutive game and for catching a pass in his 118th straight game.
  • Also became the first Cowboy, 12th all-around player, second tight end, to reach 1,000 career receptions and did it in 203 games – the sixth fastest player and fastest tight end.
  • In the come-from-behind season-opening win against the N.Y. Giants (9/13), tied for the team lead with eight catches, tied for second with 60 yards and notched his fifth career multi-touchdown game. Both scores came in the fourth quarter, including the 11-yard game-winner with 0:07 remaining. Moved into 12th in NFL history with 951 catches, becoming just the 12th player – second tight end – with 950 career receptions.
  • Led the team with seven catches and finished second with 56 yards in the win at Philadelphia (9/20).
  • Caught four passes for 57 yards in the Sunday night loss at New Orleans (10/4) then had five catches (second on the team) for 33 yards and his first lost fumble since 2010 against New England (10/11).
  • At the N.Y. Giants (10/25), led the team with six catches and 73 yards with a long of 35 – his longest since a 36-yarder at Philadelphia (12/2/12).
  • Caught two passes for 16 yards against Seattle (11/1) to pass Gary Clark (10,856) for 32nd in receiving yards in NFL history.
  • Against Philadelphia (11/8) caught six passes for 43 yards to pass Randy Moss (982) for 11th on the NFL’s all- time receptions chart. Topped 40 catches for the 12th overall and 12th consecutive season – only the second tight end (Gonzalez) to accomplish the feat.
  • At Tampa Bay (11/15) played in the 200th game of his career and in his 196th consecutive outing to tie Bob Lilly (1961-74) for the most consecutive games played in franchise history. Tied for the team lead with five catches and was second with 42 yards.
  • Played in his 197th consecutive game to establish a team record, finishing at Miami (11/22) with two catches for 27 yards. Topped 50 receptions on the year for the 12th overall (ninth player, second tight end) and 12th consecutive (fourth player, second tight end) year. Passed Joey Galloway (10,950) for 32nd on the NFL’s all-time receiving yards chart.
  • Against Carolina (11/26) on Thanksgiving Day, had four catches for 36 yards. Topped 500 yards on the season for the 12th overall – second tight end, 24th player – and 12th consecutive -second tight end, 12th player.
  • Became the 12th player – second tight end – in NFL history to reach 1,000 career receptions, catching five passes for 45 yards at Washington (12/7). Reached 1,000 catches in 203 games – sixth-fastest player, fastest tight end. Also became the fourth player – second tight end – in NFL history to log 12 total 60-catch seasons and the second player with 12 consecutive 60-catch seasons.
  • Became the first Dallas Cowboy to play in 200 consecutive games, finishing the game at Green Bay (12/13) with five catches for 40 yards.
  • Started his 145th consecutive game to tie Cornell Green for the second-most consecutive starts in team history and led the team with five catches for 49 yards (second) against the N.Y. Jets (12/19). Also tied Michael Irvin for the club record with a catch in his 117th straight game. Recorded 70 catches for the ninth time in his career (11th player, second tight end with nine) and his 12th overall and consecutive 600-yard season (seventh player, second tight end with 12 straight).
  • Caught one pass for 12 yards at Buffalo (12/27) to establish a club record with a catch in 118 consecutive games. Also broke a tie with Green for the second-most consecutive games started in team history (146).
  • In the season finale against Washington (1/3/16), topped 700 yards for the 12th straight season, finishing with 58 yards and a touchdown on six catches (second on the team).
  • Started all 16 games for the eight straight year, and despite seeing more time as a blocker for the league’s second-ranked rushing attack, finished second on the team in catches (64) and yards (703) and third with five touchdown passes.
  • Earned his 10th trip to the Pro Bowl as an injury replacement for Julius Thomas to tie Mel Renfro and Larry Allen for the second-most Pro Bowl appearances in franchise history.
  • Caught four passes for 49 yards with all four converting first downs, one on third down, in Dallas’ biggest regulation comeback win in team history at St. Louis (9/21).
  • Finished second on the team with five catches and 61 yards while helping the team to 190 rushing yards on 35 carries (5.4). Provided key blocks to seal the edge on two long DeMarco Murray rushes, one touchdown.
  • Caught four passes for 59 yards with a long of 34 against Houston (10/5). His 34-yard reception moved his career receiving yards total past the 10,000-yard mark to join Michael Irvin as the only Dallas Cowboys and Tony Gonzalez and Shannon Sharpe as the only tight ends in NFL history to reach the plateau. Witten reached 10,000 career receiving yards in 180 games – the second-fastest tight end to the figure. Witten also appeared in his 176th consecutive game to tie Dale Hellestrae for the second-longest streak in club history.
  • Became the first Dallas Cowboy and second tight end in NFL history to reach 900 career receptions after catching a three-yard touchdown in the win at Seattle (10/12). He reached 900 catches in 181 games – faster than the previous tight end (Gonzalez) and the seventh-fastest among any pass catcher in league history. Is the 16th player in NFL annals with 900 catches and 10,000 yards.
  • Had five catches for 70 yards with a 25-yard touchdown against Washington (10/27), then had six catches for 62 yards against Arizona (11/2).
  • In the game at Jacksonville (11/9) in London, caught five passes for 33 yards, including a two-yard touchdown.
  • Caught four passes for 30 yards with a four-yard touchdown in the comeback win at the N.Y. Giants (11/23). Reached 40 catches for the 11th consecutive season, the fourth tight end with 11 total and the third with 11 straight. Moved into 15th all-time in NFL history in receptions.
  • Led the team with a season-high seven catches for 69 yards at Philadelphia (12/14). His first
    three catches each came on third down and converted first downs. Topped 50 catches on the season for the 11th overall time and 11th consecutive – the third tight end with 11 total and the second with 11 straight. Also topped 500 yards on the season for the 11th overall and consecutive time – the fourth tight end with 11 total and the third with 11 straight.
  • Against Indianapolis (12/21) led the team with a season-high tying seven catches and a season-best 90 yards with a touchdown – a 25-yarder that also made Romo the team’s all-time passing yards leader. Six of his catches went for first downs, two on third. Reached 60 catches on the season for the 11th overall and 11th consecutive season – both second all-time in NFL history among tight ends. Also topped 600 yards on the season for the 11th overall (tied for second in league history among tight ends) and consecutive time (second). Passed Harold Jackson for 35th on the NFL’s all-time receiving yards list.
  • Caught four passes for 49 yards in the season-ending win at Washington (12/28). Topped 700 yards on the season for the 11th overall and consecutive time.
  • Led the team with five catches and tied for second with 63 yards in the Wild Card Playoff Game against Detroit (1/4/15). Four of his catches went for a first down, two on third and one on fourth. His fourth down catch kept alive Dallas’ game-winning scoring drive when he took a fourth-and-6 catch for 21 yards.
  • Led the team with six catches and 71 yards in the Divisional Game at Green Bay (1/11/15).
  • Earned his ninth career Pro Bowl selection in place of Julius Thomas after finishing the season second on the team with 73 catches, 851 yards and eight touchdowns.
  • Opened the season against the N.Y. Giants (9/8) with a team-best two touchdowns on eight catches for 70 yards to improve his career receiving yards total to 9,018, making him just the second Dallas Cowboy (Irvin) and third league tight end (Gonzalez and Sharpe) to reach 9,000 career receiving yards.
  • Caught three passes for 12 yards against Kansas City (9/15) and moved past Shannon Sharpe for second (817) in receptions all-time among NFL tight ends.
  • Led the team with five catches for 67 yards, bringing his career catch total to 822 to pass Steve Largent (819) for 22nd among all NFL pass catchers. Improved his receiving yards total to 9,097 to pass Tony Martin for 49th in NFL history.
  • Caught five passes for 43 yards at San Diego (9/29) and tied Larry Centers for 21st in receptions (827).
  • Finished the game against Denver (10/6) with seven catches for 121 yards and a touchdown. It was his 18th career 100-yard game and the sixth-most yards in a game in his career, tied for ninth by a tight end in club history. Broke a tie with Centers (827) for 21st all-time among NFL pass catchers (834.) Also tied Newsome and Pete Retzlaff for 11th all-time among NFL tight ends with 47 touchdowns.
  • Led the team with eight catches and 102 yards with a touchdown against Minnesota (11/3). His 851 career catches made him the 20th NFL pass catcher to reach 850 receptions while moving into 20th all-time in recep- tions in the history of the league. Notched his 10th straight and 10th overall season with at least 40 catches and moved into 44th all-time on the NFL’s receiving yards chart. His 102 yards gave him 19 career 100-yard outings while his touchdown tied him with Raymond Chester for 10th in league history among tight ends and tied with Drew Pearson for fifth in team history.
  • Caught two passes for 27 yards at New Orleans (11/10) to extend his streak of games with a catch to 80. Also broke a tie with Irving Fryar (853) for sole possession of 19th on the NFL’s all-time receptions list.
  • Had four catches for 37 yards and two touchdowns at the N.Y. Giants (11/24). It was his 81st straight game with a catch, and he topped 50 catches on the season for the 10th overall and 10th consecutive time in his career. Also hit 50 career touchdown catches – the ninth tight end in league history to reach that mark. Tied with Frank Clarke for fourth in team history and Ben Coates for eighth in league tight end history.
  • Played in his 167th straight game to tie Tom Rafferty for the fourth-most consecutive games in a Cowboys uniform with his appearance on Thanksgiving Day against Oakland (11/28). Finished with three catches for 53 yards – his 83rd straight contest with a catch. Also hit 860 career receptions to tie Muhsin Muhammad for 18th in league history. Has 622 yards on the season – his 10th overall and 10th straight season with at least 600 receiving yards.
  •  At Chicago (12/9) played in his 168th straight game to tie Cornell Green (1962-74) for third in team history. Caught one pass for a 10-yard touchdown for his 84th straight game with a catch. Upped his career touchdown total to 51 to tie Vernon Davis for eighth among tight ends in league history and tie Tony Hill for third in Cowboys team history.
  • Caught four passes for 71 yards with a touchdown against Green Bay (12/15) to pass Jimmy Smith (862) for 17th in receptions in league history (865). Also topped 700 yards on the season for the 10th overall and 10th consecutive season.
  • Had two catches for 63 yards at Washington (12/22) to give him 61 receptions on the season – his 10th career and 10th consecutive 60-catch season.
  • Finished the season against Philadelphia (12/29) with his 20th career 100-yard game (135 yards) on a team- best and season-high 12 catches.
  • Led the team for the seventh time, sixth consecutive, with an NFL tight end record 110 catches – second in team history. Was second on the squad with his fourth career 1,000-yard season (1,039) – tied for the most in NFL tight end history and second overall in team history – along with three scores.
  • Started all 16 games despite being slowed the first part of the season, recovering from a lacerated spleen suffered in the first preseason game.
  • Topped 800 career receptions and 8,000 career yards. • Took over the top spot for the club’s all-time receptions total, passing Michael Irvin (750) at Atlanta (11/4). Also had a club and NFL tight end record 18-catch game against the N.Y. Giants (10/28).
  • Named the Walter Payton Man of the Year for his contributions to society off-the-field while handling himself in an exemplary fashion in uniform.
  • Had two catches for 10 yards in the opener at the N.Y. Giants (9/5). His 10 yards gave him 7,919 for his career to move into fourth on the NFL’s all-time tight ends receiving yards list.
  • Caught four passes for 58 yards at Seattle (9/16) to give him 702 career receptions. Became the second Dallas pass catcher (Irvin) and third tight end in league history (Gonzalez and Sharpe) to reach the milestone. Witten did it in 145 games to become the fastest tight end to 700.
  • Had two catches for eight yards in the home-opening win over Tampa Bay (9/23). Upped his career receiving yards total to 7,985 to move him into third on the NFL’s all-time tight ends receiving yards list.
  • Led the team in catches (13) and yards (112) with one touchdown. His 112 yards were the ninth-most in a game in his career while his 13 catches were third in his career and tied for third in team history. His 100-yard game upped his team tight end record to 15 100-yard outings. Also topped 8,000 career receiving yards – the second Cowboy and third league tight end to reach the mark. He did it in 157 games, faster than the previous two league tight ends.
  • Established a club and league tight end record with 18 catches against the N.Y. Giants (10/28) – tied for third all-time among league pass catchers – for a career-high and club tight end record 167 yards.
  • Had seven catches for 51 yards at Atlanta (11/4) to pass Irvin (750) and become the Dallas Cowboys all-time receptions leader with 754 catches. He reached the figure in 151 games, while Irvin did it in 159.
  • At Philadelphia (11/11) led the team with eight catches for 47 yards to give him 66 receptions for the season – his ninth overall and ninth consecutive season with at least 60 catches – the third-most overall and second-most consecutive all-time among league tight ends.
  • Had seven catches for 51 yards against Cleveland (11/18) to give him 73 catches for the season – his seventh overall and sixth consecutive season with at least 70 receptions. Upped his career receptions total to 769 to crack the top-25 of the NFL’s all-time receptions list, passing James Lofton and Eric Moulds (764 each), Chad Johnson (766) and Marshall Faulk (767). His 51 yards upped his season total to 636, his ninth career and ninth consecutive season with 600-or-more yards. His nine total were third all-time among league tight ends and his nine straight are second.
  • Led the team in receptions (nine) and finished second in yards (74) on Thanksgiving Day against Washington (11/22). Upped his season catch total to 82, his sixth season with at least 80 catches to tie Gonzalez for the most all-time among league tight ends. Witten’s six also tie Gonzalez and six others for the sixth-most 80-catch seasons among all pass catchers in NFL history.
  • Tied for the team-high with six catches for a team-best 108 yards – 17th career 100-yard game – against Philadelphia (12/2). Topped 800 yards for the season (818) and the seventh time in his career to tie Tony Hill for the second-most 800-yard seasons in franchise history (Irvin – eight) and remain second behind Gonzalez’ 11.
  • Caught four passes for 62 yards at Cincinnati (12/9). Upped his season receptions total to 92, giving him his fourth 90-catch season.
  • In the overtime win against Pittsburgh (12/16), had five catches for 43 yards to give him a career-best 97 catches on the season – second in a season by a Dallas Cowboy and fifth in a season by an NFL tight end.
  • Had six catches for 60 yards against New Orleans (12/23) to give him 103 catches on the year – the second time a Cowboy topped 100 catches in a season, third time an NFL tight end did it and the 75th time an NFL pass catcher reached the mark.
  • In the season finale at Washington (12/30), caught seven passes for 56 yards to reach his 800th career catch, the third tight end and 26th pass catcher to do it. Reached 800 in his 159th game, faster than the previous two tight ends. Also finished the season with an NFL tight end record 110 catches while topping 1,000 yards (1.039) for the fourth time in his career (tied with Gonzalez for the most by an NFL tight end). Along with Bryant’s 1,000-yard season, 2012 marked the sixth time a pair of Cowboys pass catchers each topped 1,000 yards in a season.
  • Finished with a team-best 79 catches (fifth straight and sixth overall time leading the team in receptions) for a team-best 942 yards with five touchdowns.
  • Logged his sixth career, fifth straight, season with 75-or-more catches for the second-most overall and the most consecutive 75-catch seasons by a league tight end.
  • Opened the season at the N.Y. Jets (9/11) with a team-high six catches for 110 yards to extend his club tight end record of 100-yard games to 13. The 110 yards tied the 10th-most in a game in his career while his 64-yard catch in the second quarter was the second-longest catch of his career. He upped his career receiving yards total to 7,077 to become the fifth Dallas Cowboy and seventh tight end in league history to reach 7,000 career yards.
  • In the overtime win at San Francisco (9/18), was second on the team with seven catches for 102 yards to up his club record of 100-yard games to 14. It was also the third time in his career he had back-to-back 100-yard games.
  • Led the team with six catches for 60 yards – second on the team – in the home-opening win over Washington (9/26).
  • Led the team with a season-best eight catches for 94 yards to pass Bob Hayes (7,295) for fourth in receiving yards in team history against Detroit (10/2). Also added his first touchdown on the season.
  • At New England (10/16) finished with four catches for 48 yards and a touchdown to tie Terrell Owens for seventh in receiving touchdowns in franchise history with 38.
  • In the home win against St. Louis (10/23), had 35 yards on five catches to give him 7,416 yards for his career and pass Pete Retzlaff (7,412) for fifth on the NFL’s all-time tight ends receiving yards list. His touchdown was the 39th of his career to take sole possession of seventh in club annals.
  • Caught four passes for 28 yards at Philadelphia (10/30) to give him his eighth straight season with at least 40 catches – to tie the fourth-most in NFL history among tight ends.
  • In the overtime win at Washington (11/20), led the team with 85 yards on three catches with a 59-yard touchdown catch. His touchdown catch was the longest scoring reception of his career and third-longest catch of his career. His three catches gave him 52 for the season – his eighth straight and eighth career 50-plus catch season.
  • In the overtime loss at Arizona (12/4), caught five passes for 47 yards to give him 61 receptions on the season – his eighth consecutive 60-catch season.
  • Had three catches for 12 yards against the N.Y. Giants (12/11) before leading the team with 77 yards on four catches in the win at Tampa Bay (12/17).
  • Caught four passes for 24 yards against Philadelphia (12/24) to give him 72 catches on the season, his sixth season with 70-or-more catches and fifth straight. His five tie Michael Irvin for tops in franchise record books, while his six are second to Irvin’s seven.
  • Tied for the team lead with seven catches for 69 yards at the N.Y. Giants (1/1/12).
  • Selected to his seventh consecutive Pro Bowl – most by a club tight end and sixth-most by any player at any position in club history – finishing tops on the team in receptions for the fourth straight season and topping 1,000 yards for the third time in his career.
  • His 94 catches were second in the NFC, third in the NFL and tops among tight ends while his 1,002 receiving yards were 10th in the conference, 17th in the league and tops among tight ends.
  • His nine touchdowns established a career-high and tied Billy Joe DuPree (1978) for the club season mark in touchdown catches by a tight end.
  • Selected as a captain by his teammates.
  • Opened the season at Washington (9/12) with three catches for 27 yards before becoming the ninth tight end in league history to reach 6,000 career yards with 51 yards on five catches in the home opener against Chicago (9/19).
  • Led the team with seven catches for 56 yards in the win at Houston (9/26).
  • Scored his first touchdown of the season on five catches for 84 yards against Tennessee (10/10). His five catches in the game gave him 543 to pass Kellen Winslow (541) for fourth all-time among tight ends.
  • Was held to three catches for 52 yards at Minnesota (10/17) before leading the team with nine catches for 95 yards and one touchdown against the N.Y. Giants (10/25). Upped his career receiving yards total to 6,330 to pass Steve Jordan (6,307) for eighth all-time among league tight ends.
  • Against Jacksonville (10/31) led the team for the second straight week, this time posting 10 catches for 97 yards and a touchdown. It tied the third-most catches in his career and was his fourth career (fifth including postseason) double-digit catch performance.
  • Had three catches for 44 yards at Green Bay (11/7), then, in Jason Garrett’s first win as interim head coach, had one catch for seven yards at the N.Y. Giants (11/14).
  • Caught four passes for 48 yards against Detroit (11/21) to give him 50 receptions on the season, his seventh straight season with at least 50 catches. Is just the third tight end in league history with seven straight 50-plus catch seasons.
  • On Thanksgiving Day against New Orleans (11/25), led the team with 10 catches for 99 yards – his second double-digit reception game of the season and fifth of his career. Notched 60 catches on the season, his seventh straight, to be just the second tight end in league history with seven straight 60-plus catch seasons.
  • Had five catches for 42 yards and a touchdown in the overtime win at Indianapolis (12/5).
  • Against Philadelphia (12/12), led the team with seven catches for 69 yards and two touchdowns – his second career multiple touchdown game. He topped 70 catches on the season for the fifth straight year – the second-most 70-plus catch seasons by a tight end in league history.
  • Tied his season-high with 10 catches for 140 yards and a touchdown. Topped 600 career catches in the game to become the fourth tight end in league history with 600-or-more receptions. Accomplished the feat in 125 games – the fastest of the previous three. His 140 yards upped his club tight end record of 100-yard games to 12 and were the second-most of his career. Has 6,876 receiving yards to pass Winslow (6,741) for seventh all-time while his touchdown catch was his seventh of the season to tie his single-season career-high. Also had a career-long streak of three straight games with a touchdown reception.
  • On Christmas night at Arizona (12/25), led the team with eight receptions for 45 yards and a touchdown to establish a single-season career-high (second among club tight ends) with eight touchdowns. It was his career-best fourth straight game with a scoring grab while he upped his receptions total to 90 – his third career 90-catch season, the second-most by a tight end in league history.
  • In the season-ending win at Philadelphia (1/2/11), finished with four catches for 46 yards and a touchdown. Finished with 1,002 yards – his third career 1,000-yard season to tie Winslow Sr., and Shannon Sharpe for the second-most in league history – and second consecutive 1,000-yard outing to become the fifth league tight end to accomplish that feat. His nine touchdowns on the year established a career-high while his five straight games with a touchdown catch is also a career-best.
  • Named to his sixth consecutive Pro Bowl after finishing with 1,030 receiving yards – good for 10th in the NFC, tops among tight ends and 21st in the NFL, third among tight ends.
  • His team-leading 94 receptions were third in the NFC, tops among tight ends and ninth in the NFL, second among tight ends.
  • In the season opener at Tampa Bay (9/13), recorded five catches for 71 yards with a long reception of 20 yards. His 71 receiving yards allowed him to reach 5,000 receiving yards to become the sixth pass catcher in team history to accomplish the feat.
  • Posted a team-high five receptions for 33 yards and one touchdown against the N.Y. Giants (9/20) in the first game at Cowboys Stadium.
  • Led the team with nine catches for 77 yards against Carolina (9/28). Passed Keith Jackson (441) for 12th on the NFL’s all-time tight end receptions list with 448 career receptions and also moved up to 22nd on the league’s all-time tight end receiving yards list with 5,116 career yards.
  • Recorded four receptions for 31 yards at Denver (10/4) to give him 452 receptions for his career, becoming the fifth pass catcher in team history to reach 450 career catches, joining Drew Pearson, Tony Hill, Michael Irvin and Emmitt Smith. Witten reached 450 in 99 games – the second fastest behind Irvin’s 96 games. He also became the 12th tight end in league history to reach 450 catches, but just the second to do so in less than 100 games (Winslow, 89 games, 1979-87). Witten now ranks 11th on the NFL’s all-time tight ends receptions list with 452.
  • Played in his 100th career game and recorded five receptions for 47 yards with a long reception of 11 yards at Kansas City (10/11). Through his first 100 career games, was second in catches and third in yards compared to the NFL’s all-time tight ends receptions leaders through their first 100 career games.
  • Finished with five receptions for 53 yards at Atlanta (10/25). His 53 receiving yards upped his career total to 5,247 to move past Frank Clarke (5,214) for fifth on Dallas’ all-time receiving yards chart and 18th all-time among league tight ends. His five receptions tied Mickey Shuler for ninth on the NFL’s all-time tight ends receptions list with 462.
  • Had four receptions for 36 yards against Seattle (11/1) to give him 5,283 for his career to tie Jackson for 16th all-time among league tight ends. Also moved into ninth on the NFL’s all-time receptions list (466).
  • Led the team with seven catches for 43 yards with four of his receptions picking up the necessary yardage for a first down – three on third downs – at Philadelphia (11/8). In the game, moved into the 15th all-time spot in receiving yards among league tight ends.
  • Led the team with five receptions for 43 yards against Washington (11/22) to pass Hill (479) for fourth in club history and for eighth among tight ends in league history.
  • Finished with five catches for a season-best 107 yards with a long reception of 44 yards against Oakland (11/26). Was his first 100-yard game of the season, ninth of his career and second consecutive 100-yard Thanksgiving Day game. He passed Emmitt Smith (486) for third in receptions in club history. His 107 yards moved him to 12th on the NFL’s all-time tight ends receiving yards list.
  • At the N.Y. Giants (12/6) led the team with 14 receptions (second-best total of his career – 15 at Detroit, 12/9/07) for a career-best 156 yards – his second career back-to-back 100-yard performance and his club record 10th of his career. Along with Miles Austin (145 and 104), they became the first Cowboy pass catchers to each record back-to-back 100-yard games since Bob Hayes and Lance Rentzel in 1967 (Nov. 19 and Nov. 23). His 14 catches gave him 502 for his career allowing him to become the sixth tight end in league history to reach 500 career catches, and he accomplished the feat in just 107 games – the second fastest behind Winslow (101). He now has 73 catches on the season, his sixth straight season with 60-or-more catches. He and Antonio Gates became the third and fourth tight ends in league history to have six straight 60-plus catch seasons along with Tony Gonzalez (11 straight) and Sharpe (six). His 502 career catches are second all-time in club history behind Irvin’s 750. His 156 receiving yards are the second-most in a game in team history by a tight end behind Doug Cosbie’s 159 at Detroit, 9/15/85. His 5,679 career yards placed 11th on the NFL’s all-time tight ends receiving yards list.
  • In the win over previously undefeated New Orleans (12/19) had five catches for 44 yards to give him 5,772 for his career, allowing him to secure 10th on the NFL’s all-time tight ends receiving yards list.
  • At Washington (12/27) in the playoff-clinching win, led the team with 117 receiving yards on six catches with a career-long 69-yard reception. Marked his 100th career start and his 11th career 100-yard game – third of the season. The 117 yards were the eighth-most by a tight end in team history. His 5,889 career receiving yards put him eighth on the NFL’s all-time tight ends receiving yards list.
  • Finished with six catches for 76 yards with one touchdown as the team clinched its 17th NFC East Division title against Philadelphia (1/3/10). Finished with 1,030 yards, his second 1,000-yard receiving season and the second time in club history a tight end has reached 1,000 yards (Witten in 2007 with 1,145). Joins Gonzalez (four times), Todd Christensen, Sharpe and Winslow Sr. (three) and Antonio Gates (two) as the only tight ends in league history to post multiple 1,000-yard seasons. His six receptions gave him 94 for season, the third-most at any position in a season in club history. He also became just the third tight end in league history to post multiple 90-catch and 1,000-yard seasons (2007 and 2009). He joined Gonzalez (2000, 2004, 2007 and 2008) and Christensen (1983 and 1986) as the only tight ends to accomplish the feat.
  • Led the team with postseason career-bests in catches (10) and yards (98) at Minnesota (1/17/10). His 98 yards were the second-best receiving yards total by a tight end in club postseason history – Jay Novacek, 104 yards against Green Bay (1/8/95). For his career, Witten has 293 postseason receiving yards which is good for 12th all-time in team postseason history. His 10 catches also marked the second-most by a tight end in a playoff game in club history – Novacek, 11 against Green Bay (1/8/95). Has 28 postseason career catches which is 11th all-time in club postseason history.
  • Earned his fifth consecutive trip to the Pro Bowl, leading the team and finishing sixth in the NFC – second among tight ends – with 81 receptions for 952 yards – second on the team, 13th in the NFL and second among tight ends – and four touchdowns.
  • Became the fifth of six tight ends in league history to have 60-or-more catches in five consecutive seasons and the 10th tight end to have back-to-back 70+ catch seasons.
  • Joined Irvin as the only two Dallas pass catchers with three seasons of at least 80 catches and joined Terrell Owens as the only players in team history to record back-to-back 80-catch seasons.
  • With two 100-yard outings on the season, upped his team tight end record of 100-yard games to eight.
  • Led the team with 96 yards to become the sixth player in club history to reach 4,000 career receiving yards and a team-high tying six catches – all for first downs – in the season opener at Cleveland (9/7).
  • Suffered a right shoulder sprain in the home-opening win against Philadelphia (9/15), but finished the game with team highs for catches (seven) and yards (110).
  • Led the team once again with seven receptions for 67 yards while also throwing the key block that allowed Felix Jones to rumble for a 60-yard touchdown run at Green Bay (9/21).
  • Tied for the team lead with seven catches for a team-best 90 yards with his first touchdown of the season, tying Novacek for 10th in club history with 22 touchdown catches, against Washington (9/28).
  • Had a team-high eight catches for 79 yards and a touchdown against Cincinnati (10/5) to move into the 25th spot on the NFL’s all-time tight ends receptions list and fifth on the club’s all-time receptions list.
  • At St. Louis (10/19) posted a team-high six catches for 44 yards to become the sixth pass catcher in franchise history to reach 4,500 career receiving yards.
  • Caught just one pass for eight yards before leaving the game in the second quarter with a rib injury against Tampa Bay (10/26).
  • Played at the N.Y. Giants (11/2) with a broken rib suffered the previous week and failed to catch a pass for the first time in 74 games.
  • Held to one catch for 11 yards against San Francisco (11/23) before suffering a jaw injury.
  • Came out strong on Thanksgiving Day against Seattle (11/27) with a team and season-high nine catches for 115 yards and a touchdown. Became the 21st tight end in league history and fifth Dallas pass catcher to reach 400 career receptions. Reached 400 in 91 career games, the third-fastest tight end in league history to 400.
  • Led the team with six catches for 62 yards to give him 64 catches this season – his fifth consecutive 60-plus catch season – at Pittsburgh (12/7).
  • Had five catches for 44 yards and a crucial third down catch to keep the final scoring drive alive against the N.Y. Giants.
  • Led the team with 87 yards and a touchdown – the final Cowboys touchdown at Texas Stadium – on five catches against Baltimore (12/20) in the final game at Texas Stadium.
  • In the season-ending loss at Philadelphia (12/28), led the club with seven catches for 50 yards and completed his first career pass attempt for 42 yards to Terrell Owens after taking a lateral from Tony Romo.
  • Put together the most prolific pass catching season by a tight end in club history, establishing franchise tight end records for catches (96 – third in the NFC, first among tight ends, 10th in the NFL, second among tight ends), a career-best in receiving yards (1,145 – 14th in the league, second among tight ends) and a then career-high seven touchdowns.
  • Named to his fourth consecutive Pro Bowl – the second-most by a tight end in club history (Novacek, five) as one of a league-record 13 Cowboys to play in the all-star game.
  • Also earned All-NFL Team honors by the Pro Football Writers.
  • Became the eighth tight end in league history to record at least 60 catches in four consecutive seasons.
  • Opened the season against the N.Y. Giants (9/9) with one of the best days of his career, catching six passes for 116 yards (second-most of his career and the sixth-best by a tight end to date) and one touchdown.
  • Added six catches for 90 yards and a touchdown at Chicago (9/23) to pass 3,000 career receiving yards, the fourth tight end in franchise history to accomplish that feat, joining Cosbie (3,728), Novacek (3,576) and DuPree (3,565).
  • Became the club’s third all-time leading tight end in receptions, passing DuPree (267) with six catches against St. Louis (9/30).
  • Led the team with nine catches for 103 yards and a touchdown at Buffalo (10/8). The 103 yards tied Cosbie for the 13th-highest yardage output by a tight end in club history while the touchdown was his third consecutive game with a score – the longest streak of his career to date.
  • Led the team with a then single-game high 10 catches for 86 yards against Minnesota (10/21).
  • Had a 53-yard reception at Philadelphia (11/4) along with three receptions for 77 yards and one score.
  • Against the N.Y. Jets (11/22) on Thanksgiving Day, finished with four catches for 54 yards and a touchdown to move into seventh place – second among tight ends – on the club’s all-time receiving yards list.
  • With six catches against Green Bay (11/29) recorded his 65th catch of the season, his fourth consecutive season with 60-or-more catches to become the eighth tight end in NFL history – first in team history – to accomplish that feat.
  • Had a career-day at Detroit (12/9) catching a single-game career-high and team record 15 passes for a then career-high 138 yards (second-most by a tight end in club history) and the game-winning touchdown.
  • The Lions game marked his third 100-yard day of the season and fifth of his career and his touchdown catch was his seventh of the season, a career-high.
  • Added 113 yards on eight catches against Philadelphia (12/16) to become the first tight end in franchise history to record back-to-back 100-yard games.
  • The Eagles game allowed him to pass 1,000 receiving yards on the season, establishing a career-high and the first time in team history – 13th in NFL history – a tight end topped 1,000 receiving yards in a season.
  • Continued his emergence as one of the NFL’s elite tight ends, earning his third consecutive Pro Bowl appearance after ranking second in the NFC, sixth in the NFL among tight ends with 64 catches and 754 yards.
  • Became the first tight end in Cowboys history to have at least 60 receptions in three consecutive seasons, and one of just 10 tight ends in NFL history to accomplish that feat – Novacek (1992, 1995) and Cosbie (1984, 1985) are the only other Cowboys tight ends to record at least 60 receptions.
  • Recorded his 200th career catch with four catches for 51 yards against Philadelphia (10/8).
  • Logged a season-high seven catches for 80 yards and a touchdown in a Sunday night win at Carolina (10/29), Romo’s first career start.
  • Had 73 receiving yards against the N.Y. Giants (12/3), including a 42-yard reception in the final minute, setting up Martin Gramatica’s winning field goal.
  • In his second career playoff game, had a team-high 57 receiving yards – including a 32-yard catch on fourth-and-two to setup a touchdown before halftime – on three catches at Seattle (1/6/07).
  • Became the first Dallas tight end to have at least 65 receptions in consecutive seasons and was named to his second consecutive Pro Bowl, the fourth club tight end to have made multiple Pro Bowl appearances – Novacek (five), Cosbie (three) and DuPree (three).
  • Among tight ends, finished third in the NFC and sixth in the NFL with 66 receptions; fourth in the NFC and seventh in the NFL with 757 receiving yards; and fourth in the NFC and tied for sixth in the NFL with six touchdown receptions, tying a then career-high.
  • Led the team with six receptions for 85 yards and a touchdown at San Francisco (9/25) as each of his receptions went for a first down.
  • At Oakland (10/2) led the team with five catches for 49 yards, and four of his catches went for a first down, including three on third down.
  • Had five catches for 56 yards – including a 26-yard catch in overtime to extend a drive that resulted in the game-winning field goal – and a touchdown against the N.Y. Giants (10/16).
  • Against Arizona (10/30), was second on the team with five catches for a game-high 71 yards, including a season-long 34-yard catch.
  • Tied a career-high with nine catches for 82 yards and a touchdown against Denver (11/24).
  • Had just one catch at the N.Y. Giants (12/4) that marked his 50th catch of the season.
  • Posted a season-high 93 yards and a touchdown on seven catches against Kansas City (12/11).
  • In just his second pro season, became the first Dallas tight end to make the Pro Bowl since Novacek in 1995 after leading the team – tied for seventh in the NFC and 11th in the NFL – with 87 catches and a then career-high six touchdown catches.
  • The 87 catches ranked first in the NFC and second in the NFL among tight ends.
  • Joined Cosbie as the only tight ends to lead Dallas in receptions in a season.
  • Was second on the team with 980 receiving yards – 12th in the NFC, 27th in the league, first among NFC tight ends and second among league tight ends – just one fewer than team leader Keyshawn Johnson.
  • Scored his first touchdown of the season on a 10-yard catch at Washington (9/27), to help Dallas win 21-18.
  • At Green Bay (10/24) led the team with eight catches for 112 yards and a touchdown, the first 100-yard receiving game by a Dallas tight end since Novacek had 104 yards against Green Bay in the playoffs (1/9/95).
  • Had a long 42-yard touchdown catch against the Packers, the longest catch by a Dallas tight end since Cosbie’s 61-yard touchdown catch at the Giants on Oct. 30, 1983.
  • Set a season-high with nine catches – the most by a Dallas tight end since Novacek had 11 against Green Bay (1/8/95) – for 84 yards and a touchdown against Detroit (10/31).
  • Averaged a season-high 16.2 yards-per-catch at Cincinnati (11/7) and led the team with six receptions for 97 yards, including catches of 18, 25 and 33 yards.
  • Set season-highs against Philadelphia (11/17) for receiving yards (133 – the second-most by a Dallas tight end, behind Cosbie’s 159 yards at Detroit on Sept. 15, 1985) and touchdowns (two – the first multiple-touchdown game by a Dallas tight end since Jackie Harris had two against San Francisco on Sept. 24, 2000) and tied a then career-high with nine receptions.
  • Recovered an onside kick at the Cowboys 43-yard line that set up the winning touchdown drive in a come-from-behind win at Seattle (12/6).
  • Moved past Cosbie’s club record for receiving yards in a season (793 yards) on his first catch, and his second catch moved him past Novacek’s club record for receptions in a season by a tight end (68 receptions), finishing the game with a team-high six catches for 66 yards.
  • Finished his rookie season with 35 receptions – tied for 18th in the NFL among tight ends, fourth among rookies and tops among rookie tight ends.
  • Eighteen of his catches went for a first down, including nine on third down.
  • Made his NFL debut and first start in the season opener against Atlanta (9/7), when the Cowboys opened with two tight ends and logged his first career catch – a 13-yarder – against the Falcons.
  • Tied for the team lead with four catches for 41 yards before suffering a fractured jaw in the fourth quarter against Arizona (10/5).
  • Underwent surgery to have three plates inserted in his jaw on Oct. 6 and was inactive against Philadelphia (10/12) but returned to action at Detroit (10/19).
  • In the Cowboys 24-20 win over eventual NFC Champion Carolina (11/23), tied for the team lead with six receptions for 49 yards, including a 13-yard reception on third-and-eight with 1:47 left to seal the win.
  • On Thanksgiving Day against Miami (11/27), posted season-highs of eight receptions and 58 yards – the most receptions in a game by a Dallas tight end since Eric Bjornson had eight at San Francisco (11/10/96). It also tied for the second-most receptions in a game by a Dallas receiver in 2003.
  • Blocking at Washington (12/14) helped Troy Hambrick rush for 189 yards, the then third-most in club history.
  • Had one catch against the N.Y. Giants (12/21), a season-long 36-yard reception that resulted in his first career touchdown – the longest reception by a club tight end since Cosbie’s 61-yard scoring catch at the N.Y. Giants on Oct. 30, 1983 – to give Dallas a 10-3 lead in a game Dallas won 19-3 to clinch a playoff berth.
  • Had his first career special teams tackle in the season finale at New Orleans (12/28).
  • In the Wild Card Playoff Game at Carolina (1/3/04), tied for second on the team with four receptions for 30 yards.
  • Left Tennessee after his junior season but still finished third all-time among the school’s tight ends with 68 career receptions and fourth all-time with 797 receiving yards.
  • As a junior, set single-season school records for a tight end in receptions (39) and receiving yards (493) with five touchdowns.
  • Selected as a consensus All-Southeastern Conference pick after leading the conference’s tight ends in receptions and receiving yards while also being an Academic All-SEC pick.
  • Played in every game as a sophomore, including three starts, and finished third on the team with 28 receptions for 293 yards (10.5 yards-per-catch) and two touchdowns.
  • Because of a shortage of players, was moved from defensive end to tight end as a freshman and backed up John Finlayson and played in 11 games, with two starts.
  • Attended Elizabethton, Tenn., High School, where he was a consensus All-America selection at linebacker by PrepStar, Parade, Gridiron Greats, USA Today, Blue Chip Illustrated, and Street and Smith.
  • As a senior, selected as the USA Today Player of the Year for Tennessee, the East Tennessee Player of the Year, Region Defensive Player of the Year and runner-up for the Mr. Football award after recording 163 tackles, 9.0 sacks, two interceptions, two blocked kicks, five forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries.
  • Also played tight end, adding 26 receptions for 345 yards and 14 touchdowns.
  • As a four-year starter at linebacker and tight end, led his team to the state semifinals three times and earned all-state honors as a junior and senior and left as the school’s record holder with 450 career tackles.
  • Averaged 15.0 points and 12.0 rebounds per-game for the basketball team.
  • His wife, Michelle, is an emergency room nurse at a local hospital in Dallas.
  • Jason and Michelle have two sons, C.J. and Cooper, and two daughters, Landry and Hadley.
  • Was an Arts and Sciences major at Tennessee.
  • 2003 Dallas Cowboys Rookie Club.
  • 2004-09 Cowboys JC Penney Take a Player to School representative, visiting the elementary school of the local winner.
  • He and wife Michelle participated in 2004 Cowboys Football 101 Workshop.
  • 2004-05 and 2009 & 2012 Children’s Cancer Fund Fashion Show and Luncheon hosted by Staubach and Aikman.
  • 2005 St. Valentine’s Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Style Show.
  • 2007 Dallas Cowboys Team Winner for NFL Walter Payton Man of the Year Award.
  • 2007 (one-of-four) NFL Finalists for NFL Walter Payton Man of the Year Award.
  • 2007 Cowboys NFL United Way PSA/Spokesperson.
  • 2008-11 Taste of the NFL: The Ultimate Cowboys Tailgate Party for North Texas Food Bank.
  • 2008 & 2010 Stars of Texas…Racing Against The Odds for American Diabetes Association.
  • Host of Family Place Christmas Party.
  • 2008-10 Poker for Pets for SPCA of Texas.
  • 2009 Chopsticks for Cowboys benefitting the Rich Behm Family Trust.
  • National NFL PSA/Representative for NFL Play 60.
  • Local Cowboys PSA/Representative for Cowboys Play 60.
  • 2009 Jason Garrett Play-It-Smart Football Camp Guest Coach/Speaker; University of Princeton.
  • 2009 University of Phoenix Play It Forward Award Winner benefitting Happy Hill Farm for his commitment to community.
  • 2009 Received the Pat Summerall Humble Beginnings Award from Austin Street Shelter.
  • 2010 Boys & Girls Clubs of America Chairman’s Gala.
  • 2010-11 NFL Play 60 Challenge Super School winner assembly.
  • 2011 Super Bowl XLV multiple community events.
  • 2011 Pro Football Weekly Arthur Arkush Humanitarian Award Winner.
  • 2011 Cowboys Tight Ends held build Kaboom Playground with UnitedHealthcare at Williams Prep Academy.
  • 2011 Susan G. Komen iPromise PSA.
  • 2012 Guest Speaker for State Farm.
  • 2012 Special guest at Dunkin Donuts Grand Opening.
  • 2012 Exercise like a Pro – NFL/United Way Play 60 Fundraiser.
  • 2012 Reliant Home Run Derby benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters.
  • 2012 Dallas Cowboys U High School Camp Head Coach.
  • Jason Witten Youth Football Camp in Elizabethton, Tenn. – his hometown.
  • Dallas Cowboys Early Thanksgiving Day Meal at The Salvation Army.
  • Annual team Holiday Hospital Visits.
  • Salvation Army Angel Tree Christmas Program.
  • Dallas Cowboys Kickoff Luncheon and Cowboys Family Cookbook benefitting Happy Hill Farm.
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Texas.