Jason Witten’s 2012 season got off to an unthinkably inauspicious start, as he dropped six passes in the team’s first three games but approaching a week 16 matchup with the New Orleans Saints, those early struggles seem like a lifetime ago. Witten has 97 catches on the year, just five away from overtaking Tony Gonzalez to become the NFL’s record holder for catches by a tight end in a single season.
Witten will have two games to break the record, this week at home against the Saints and next week against the Redskins in DC.
“He just goes about it the right way,” head coach Jason Garrett said, per the Dallas Morning News. “You hear me say this a lot about guys, but he’s the best example of it. He loves the game, and he works so hard at it…I think he’s had a remarkable year.”
Witten’s 97 catches have accounted for 923 yards of offense and two touchdowns.
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