Posted: 9/08/2019 10:09 pm UTC
Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten caught three passes for 15 yards and a touchdown on Sunday, Sept. 8, against the New York Giants.
Huddle Up: It was a nice story for Witten to come out of retirement and score a touchdown, but at 37 the team is going to picks its spots with the veteran, leaving him without sustainable fantasy appeal.
Posted: 8/18/2019 11:08 am UTC
Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten said he experienced some jitters Saturday, Aug. 17, as he made his return to live action for the first time since ending his one-year retirement. Witten caught one pass for 10 yards in the Cowboys' preseason game against the Los Angeles Rams. 'A year away from the game, all the work to get back here since March, getting in shape, getting your body ready, having an opportunity, I know I've got a lot to prove,' Witten said. 'It wasn't perfect. I thought we're on schedule with the things I want to work on. Able to get a third-down conversion. Dak showed he had the confidence on that. Some of the other things in the passing game, running game, I felt good with. It's always tricky when you're coming back out here ... so the jitters were real. A lot of work to get back to here, but it felt good.'
Huddle Up: Witten's return to the Cowboys will mean a lot more in reality than fantasy, where he isn't a consideration outside of super-deep and tight end-premium leagues.
Posted: 5/25/2019 1:05 am UTC
Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten 'hasn't lost a step' after taking a year off, according to QB Dak Prescott. 'I guess the trick is to take a year off because he's definitely gotten better, stronger and faster,' Prescott said.
Huddle Up: Witten could still be a reliable underneath target and red zone option for Prescott, but the veteran is expected to play limited snaps. At best, he's a touchdown-dependent TE2.
Posted: 3/06/2019 8:03 pm UTC
Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten was officially signed to a one-year, $2 million contract Wednesday, March 6. Witten can make up to $5 million, however. The Cowboys had to release Witten from the Reserve/Retired list before making the signing official.
Huddle Up: Turning 37 years old this summer, Witten is no longer a viable fantasy tight end. He is expected to be on a snap count to boot. He also makes Blake Jarwin less appealing.
Posted: 3/03/2019 1:03 am UTC
Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten will have a meaningful role in the offense, according to owner Jerry Jones.
Huddle Up: While Witten isn't expected to see a full workload, there's a good chance that he will be on the field in the red zone. He could be a touchdown-dependent TE2.
Posted: 2/28/2019 9:02 pm UTC
Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten is expected to play around 25 snaps per game next season.
Huddle Up: Witten probably will see a handful of targets each game but will not be a great fantasy option for owners. He probably will be a No. 2 fantasy tight end at best next season.
Posted: 2/28/2019 5:02 pm UTC
Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten was lured out of retirement/broadcast booth by a one-year contract offer of nearly $5 million, a source said Thursday, Feb. 28.
Posted: 2/28/2019 5:02 pm UTC
Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten announced Thursday, Feb. 28, he is ending his retirement after one year in the broadcast booth and returning to play for the Cowboys for what would be his 16th season.
Huddle Up: Witten caught 63-of-87 targets for 560 yards and five TDs in his most recent season in 2017 to rank 10th among fantasy tight ends. And although the Cowboys missed his middle-of-the-field presence last season, Witten turns 37 in May and will be a TD-dependent TE2 fantasy option if he winds up playing in 2019.
Posted: 12/30/2018 11:12 pm UTC
Dallas Cowboys TE Blake Jarwin registered seven receptions for career highs of 119 yards and three touchdowns in Week 17 against the New York Giants on eight targets. Former TE Jason Witten never had three TDs in a game for the Cowboys.
Huddle Up: Jarwin entered the game with just 20 grabs for 188 yards and no scores, so this was a surprise. He could be a secret weapon heading into next weekend's home wild-card game against the Seahawks.
Posted: 5/03/2018 12:05 pm UTC
Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten has informed the team he'll retire Thursday, May 3, and join ESPN as an analyst on Monday Night Football.
Huddle Up: The Cowboys are suddenly in the market for a tight end. Second-year project tight end Rico Gathers could receive a look in camp, but the team might have to bring in outside help.