Jason Witten has always been a reliable target for Tony Romo, which is more than you can say for most of the receivers on the Cowboys roster these days, but in Sunday’s loss to the Giants, the pair took their on-field rapport to another level and made NFL history in the process.
Witten caught 18 passes from Romo on Sunday, a new NFL record for catches in a single game by a tight end. The performance also puts Witten in a tie for the third-most catches in a single game by any player, regardless of position, and leaves the Dallas tight end only three catches shy of tying Michael Irvin for the Franchise Record for receptions, with 747.
“We felt like we had some match-ups there underneath,” Witten said afterward, per the Dallas Morning News. “We were able to keep those chains rolling and it was good to be a big part of that.”
However, Witten was hardly beaming after the game, which is understandable considering that Dallas dropped a heart-breaker at home to the rival Giants to drop back below .500 on the year, at 3-4.
“At this point in your career,” Witten said of the record, “You’re not worried about that.”
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