Jason Witten celebrates his second quarter touchdown.
Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten was voted the most respected Cowboys player in an anonymous poll of more than 300 NFL players conducted by ESPN.
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, unsurprisingly, was named the league's most respected player, but Witten earned the nod amongst Cowboys players, edging out DeMarcus Ware by two votes (5-to-3).
It's no shock, either.
Witten has been a constant in the Cowboys offense for the past decade, missing just one game in his career despite broken jaws and ruptured spleens, just to name a few of his injuries that would shelf most players. He's not just tough, though. He also puts up huge numbers, worthy of putting him in the conversation of the all-time greats at the tight end position.
He's the franchise leader in career receptions and is second all-time in yards to Hall of Fame wide receiver Michael Irvin and is set to move into second all-time in league history in yards by a tight end behind future Hall of Famer Tony Gonzalez.