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Witten Joins Elite Club of TEs

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ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 19: Tight end Jason Witten #82 of the Dallas Cowboys scores a touchdown against the Washington Redskins at Cowboys Stadium on December 19, 2010 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

With ten catches for 140 yards and a touchdown, Jason Witten had a big day against the Redskins. He also made some history.

On Sunday, Witten became the fourth tight end in history to reach 600 catches for is career, joining Tony Gonzalez, Shannon Sharpe and Ozzie Newsome. What’s more, Witten accomplished the feat in 125 games, whereas it took Gonzalez 134, Sharpe 155 and Newsome 160.

It's humbling for sure when you see those guys on that list,” Witten said afterward, per the Dallas Morning News. “It's a heck of an accomplishment, but I have a lot of great people around me ... and was very fortunate to be able to do it because those are three great tight ends.”

Sunday marked Witten’s 12th career game with 100 or more receiving yards and his second highest total with 140. Witten now ranks seventh in all time receiving yards for a tight end with 6,876. On Sunday, he surpassed Kellen Winslow on that list.

“This guy comes to work and wants to be the great football player every minute of every day,” interim head coach Jason Garrett said. “He wants to be a great blocker, a great receiver, a great teammate. He's a great example for me as a coach. He's a great example to everyone around the league about how to go about doing it.”

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