Every Tony Romo to Jason Witten touchdown for the Dallas Cowboys

Ross Houston
May 7, 2018

Additionally, his 12,448 receiving yards rank first in Cowboys history and second most amongst tight ends in the history of the NFL.

In 2014, Romo said Witten "might be the best Cowboy of all time".

Witten spoke admirably about his former coach, who left the Cowboys in 2006.


Witten's career with the Cowboys began in Parcells' first season with the club, after he was selected in the third round of the NFL Draft out of the University of Tennessee.

A person with direct knowledge of the decision says Jason Witten is retiring after 15 seasons, choosing the offer of lead analyst for ESPN's "Monday Night Football" over becoming the longest-tenured player in the history of the Dallas Cowboys. "I hope that in your eyes, I held up my end of the bargain".

"He was losing weight, and they didn't want him to play because of that - he kept losing weight", Ellis said. "That is certainly what I tried my best to do during my time with this organization".


"When I look at where we were with the great legacy of our fans that have had 56 years of being around some of the greatest people and names of players ever.to me, no one has ever given more of himself and no one has ever made any bigger impact". Plus, he's the only tight end behind Tony Gonzalez (1,325) in said category. Witten missed one game with that broken jaw and played every single contest the rest of his career. He had just rejoined the team after spending a couple of days in hospital and was in the training room when Parcells approached him with some wisdom.

"They finally said he could practice and before that [head coach] Bill Parcells came to the defensive guys and said, 'I want you all to beat the hell outta him today'". And the competition may be a little lower now than it's been at other times, too, with both Peyton Manning and Greg Olsen turning down broadcasting roles this offseason; both of those figures, as well as many others, could potentially wind up in broadcasting down the road.

That means the Cowboys have lost their top two receivers in terms of catches last season. Fifteen of those catches came against the Detroit Lions on December 9 and tied Kellen Winslow's record for most receptions by a tight end in a single game.


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