Monday, December 10, 2012
Jason Witten closing in on more records
By Todd Archer
CINCINNATI – With 11 catches in the final three games, Jason Witten will set the record for most receptions in a season by a tight end in NFL history.
Tony Gonzalez had 102 catches for Kansas City in 2004.
He needs 20 catches in the final three games to set the Cowboys’ single-season record. Hall of Famer Michael Irvin had 111 catches in 1995.
Witten had four catches for 62 yards in Sunday’s win at Cincinnati to give him 92 receptions for 880 yards on the season.
It is the fourth 90-catch season of Witten’s career, which is tied for sixth in NFL history. Jerry Rice, Marvin Harrison and Torry Holt had six 90-catch seasons in their careers to share the mark.
Gonzalez also has four 90-catch seasons, which is the most for a tight end in NFL history.