Jason Witten Biography

One of the biggest catches that the Dallas Cowboys ever made, TE Jason Witten looks to lock down a Super Bowl title.

 

Jason Witten: College Years
A standout football player at University of Tennessee, Jason Witten was destined to be an NFL star. As a freshman and sophomore, Jason Witten played the tight-end position due to a personnel shortage at the position. In his junior (and final) season at Tennessee, Jason Witten tallied 39 receptions and 493 receiving yards - both school records. The All-SEC and Academic All-SEC honoree Jason Witten would forgo his senior year and enter the 2003 NFL Draft.

Jason Witten: Entering the NFL
In the NFL Draft 2003, the Dallas Cowboys football team selected Jason Witten in the third round with the No. 69 pick. Fans with Dallas Cowboys tickets watched Jason Witten emerge as an outstanding starting tight end in his rookie year. Throughout the season, Dallas Cowboys tickets featured Jason Witten doing a little bit of everything, whether he was converting first downs, blocking, or making key grabs. At the end of the regular season, Jason Witten tallied 35 receptions, good for 18th in the NFL among tight ends. In a playoff clincher against the New York Giants, Jason Witten scored his first career TD with a 36-yard scoring catch - the longest scoring grab by a TE in Dallas Cowboys history since Cosbie's 61-yard scoring catch in 1983.

Jason Witten: A Rising Star
The 2004 NFL season proved to be a breakout year for the young Jason Witten and the greatest receiving season by a TE in Dallas Cowboys history. Jason Witten's 87 catches on the season catapulted him into his first Pro Bowl appearance. Jason Witten became the first TE to represent the Dallas Cowboys in the Pro Bowl since Novacek in 1995. Throughout the regular season, fans with Dallas Cowboys tickets knew they were watching one of the best tight ends in the game.

In 2005, Jason Witten earned his second-straight Pro Bowl invite, while his third Pro Bowl nod came in the 2006 NFL season alongside teammates Tony Romo, Andre Gurode, and Flozell Adams. In just his first three seasons, Jason Witten had tallied 87, 66, and 60 catches, making him just the 10th TE in Dallas Cowboys history and NFL history to post three straight seasons with a minimum of 60 receptions.

Jason Witten: 2007 NFL Season
During the 2007 NFL season, Jason Witten enjoyed a high-production career year, setting a Dallas Cowboys single-season TE record with 96 receptions. Dallas Cowboys tickets featured Jason Witten as only the third TE in NFL history with 96-plus catches. The records kept coming for Jason Witten, who hauled in 15 catches in a game against the Detroit Lions, tying an NFL record for most receptions in a game by a TE in NFL history. Jason Witten also became the first TE in Dallas Cowboys history to post over 1,000 receiving yards in a season. Fans with Dallas Cowboys tickets saw a record 13 Dallas Cowboys football players, including Jason Witten, head off to the 2007 Pro Bowl. Jason Witten was also nominated for the 2007 Walter Payton Man of the Year Award.

Jason Witten: 2008 NFL Season
Heading into Week 8 of the 2008 NFL season, fans with Dallas Cowboys tickets have already seen Jason Witten rack up 45 catches for 541 yards and two TDs. With QB Tony Romo out with injury, the Dallas Cowboys offense will likely rely on the run game. Brad Johnson won't likely stretch the field and will look to Jason Witten as his go-to guy in the short passing game. When Tony Romo returns at center, Dallas Cowboys tickets will feature the monster of a pass catcher in Jason Witten. 

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