Monday, November 25, 2013
Jason Witten beats up the Giants again
By Todd Archer
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – There’s something about the New York Giants that agrees with Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten.
Last year against the Giants at AT&T Stadium he set an NFL record for catches in a game for a tight end with 18. On Sunday, Witten caught only four passes for 37 yards, but two were for touchdowns. He has four touchdowns in two games against the Giants this season.
Witten became the fifth Cowboy to record 50 career touchdown catches, and is tied with Frank Clarke for fourth in team history. With two more touchdowns he will pass Tony Hill.
Witten’s first touchdown was from 20 yards when the Cowboys executed a perfect play fake to give Tony Romo room down the seam to find Witten. The second touchdown was a 2-yard bullet in the third quarter.
“You get the play-action bite, that’s awesome anytime you can make a play like that,” Witten said. “We’ve had a lot of success with it. It’s an area we’ve really focused on and it’s good to see it pay off there.”
Witten has six touchdown catches on the season, three off his career high set in 2010. He needs two more touchdown catches to establish the most he has ever had from Romo in a single season. Witten also has 51 catches this season, marking the 10th straight year he has recorded at least 50 receptions.
“He just consistently comes up with big plays for us,” coach Jason Garrett said. “He does all the little things right. He does things that nobody sees in the run game and the pass game really, really well. He’s a true professional and a great example for the rest of our team. He means a lot to us.”