Cowboys tight end Jason Witten had a quiet day in the loss to the Chiefs last Sunday, with 12 yards on three catches. He only needed two catches to make a little bit of history, though.
Witten emerged from the 17-16 loss at No. 2 on the all-time receptions list for tight ends, with 817. He passed Shannon Sharpe, who had 815 over his 14-year career. Next up on the list is Tony Gonzalez, but even if Gonzalez retired today, Witten would have a long way to go before he had his sights on the No. 1 spot--Gonzalez, as of today, has 1,249 catches.
Witten is just happy to find himself in the company of guys like Sharpe and Gonzalez.
“It’s special,” Witten said, per the Dallas Morning News. “For any tight end around my age, I think Shannon Sharpe was the guy you look to in Denver. Him and (John) Elway, what they were able to achieve...
“To pass him was pretty special and definitely humbling for sure. But at this point, it’s not about that. You just hope you can be some small piece of this puzzle to help us win games and compete for a championship.”
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