Big plays return for Jason Witten

December, 3, 2012
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ARLINGTON, Texas -– Jason Witten had his third 100-yard game of the season, but he also had a season-high 18 yards per catch.

Before Sunday’s win against Philadelphia, Witten had more than 10 yards per catch in a game just twice. Against the Eagles, only one of Witten’s six catches went for less than 10 yards.

“I think being able to run the ball and not being one dimensional, they’re not bailing out of there and that’s not something we got to really in the last four or five ballgames,” Witten said “That was big. Obviously I feel good about that.”

It was the 17th 100-yard game of Witten’s career and the fourth he has had against Philadelphia. Witten has 88 catches for 818 yards. He has recorded seven 800-yard seasons in his career, one behind Michael Irvin for the most in team history. The only tight end with more 800-yard seasons in NFL history is Tony Gonzalez (11).

Witten was able to up his yard per catch average on the season from 8.7 yards to 9.3.

Todd Archer

ESPN Dallas Cowboys reporter

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