Sunday, November 4, 2012
Jason Witten sets Cowboys' record
By Todd Archer
ATLANTA – With a 7-yard catch in the fourth quarter Sunday at Atlanta, Jason Witten became the Dallas Cowboys’ all-time leading receiver.
It was the 751st catch in Witten’s 10-year career, surpassing Hall of Famer Michael Irvin, who had 750 catches from 1988-99.
The catch picked up a first down on the Cowboys’ first touchdown drive of the game, ending with a Kevin Ogletree score.
Witten entered Sunday’s game against the Falcons coming off an 18-catch, 167-yard effort last week against the New York Giants. Witten’s 18 catches were the most ever by a tight end in NFL history and tied for the third most in a game regardless of position.
He became the first player in NFL history with three games of at least 14 catches last week.