Jason Witten ready to show he's not slowing down
Now the talk is Witten is 30 and slowing down; not a seven-time Pro Bowl performer.
“It does bother you because you run good routes, you’re open and you just didn’t make the catch,” Witten said. “It has nothing to do with that other stuff. Ultimately, I have a job to do and I didn’t get it done. The criticism is going to come and I understand it but it’s tough because all of those other things come with it when they’re not necessarily true. But when they throw it, you’ve got to make the play.”
Witten said the Seattle game does not drive him more, but he is anxious for Sunday’s game against Tampa Bay.
“For me Sunday can’t get hear fast enough,” Witten said. “You prepare yourself for those moments and for whatever reason you drop it but you have to be ready for the next one. You learn from it, put behind you and move on to the next one.”
Tight ends coach/passing game coordinator John Garrett said Witten looks faster than he has in recent years.
“He can still do it,” Garrett said. “I think the (catches) far outweigh the drop. He goes through seasons without dropping three balls, so it’s a complete anomaly. There’s nothing to worry about it and knowing him the resolve he has, he’s as competitive guy as there is in the league. This will motivate him more and I really think he’s going to be tough to deal with defensively for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.”
103.3 FM ESPN PODCASTS
Play Podcast Cowboys safety Barry Church joins Fitzsimmons & Durrett to discuss the new defensive scheme and the impact it will have on him, how much more intense he expects practice to be with Monte Kiffin and his expectations.
Play Podcast ESPN Insider Ed Werder joins Fitzsimmons & Durrett to discuss the latest Cowboys news, including Jason Garrett downplaying Tony Romo's involvement in offensive planning and play calling.
Play Podcast John Lynch joins Fitzsimmons & Durrett to discuss playing for Monte Kiffin and Rod Marinelli, why Cowboys fans should be excited about the new defensive staff, why Valley Ranch will no longer resemble a country club and his thoughts on the Cowboys' roster.
Play Podcast Herm Edwards joins Fitzsimmons & Durrett to discuss the latest Cowboys news and give his take on what new face will make the biggest impact for Dallas.
Play Podcast Nate Newton joins Fitzsimmons & Durrett to discuss what he saw at the Cowboys' rookie minicamp and how he helped Rod Marinelli on the defensive side of the ball.
Play Podcast Todd Archer joins Fitzsimmons & Durrett to discuss what he took away from the Dallas Cowboys' rookie minicamp.
Play Podcast Nate Newton joins Galloway & Company to discuss the latest news from the Cowboys' rookie minicamp.
Play Podcast With the Cowboys opening rookie minicamp, Galloway and Mosley discuss the incoming rookie class and who will make the biggest impact.