Jason Witten | TE | Dallas Cowboys
Posted: 4/6/2014 10:02pm et
Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten said QB Tony Romo (back) is on track to come back better than ever. "Seems like he's excited to get back and get healthy," Witten said. "And I think all of us are eager to get going. I can't speak for him, but I think everything's on track. We're excited for the offseason. We have a lot to prove. We know exactly what we have to do."
Huddle Up: Witten, who will be 32 in May, needs a healthy Romo as much as anyone on the Dallas roster as he easily tops all NFL TEs with 450 receptions and 4,864 yards over the past 5 seasons.
Posted: 5/7/2013 12:15pm et
Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten said he agreed the team needed to draft a tight end if they were going to commit to using more two-tight end sets in the passing game. He said he has no problems helping second-round pick TE Gavin Escobar adjust. "There's no ego there for me," Witten said. "It's all about winning. That's part of being a leader and a captain -- is to help other guys play at a high level. There's no hard feelings from that standpoint."
Huddle Up: Witten overcame a preseason spleen scare to snare a career-high 110 passes in 2012 for 1,039 yards and 3 TDs. After just turning 31, though, Witten might have reached his statistical peak, especially with Escobar now around to steal some of the TE targets.
Posted: 5/4/2013 6:30pm et
The Dallas Cowboys plan on using more two-tight end sets this season with TEs Jason Witten and Gavin Escobar as the two tight ends.
Huddle Up: The two-TE sets will come at the expense of fullbacks and slot receivers, but it will allow the Cowboys to get its most dynamic playmakers on the field. It will be worth watching in training camp to see how Dallas schemes to use Witten and Escobar, and what the fantasy fallout will be.