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Cowboys Veteran's Hands Selected as Best



    Cowboys Veteran's Hands Selected as Best
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    LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 7: Tight end Jason Witten #82 of the Dallas Cowboys carries the ball past inside linebacker Will Compton #51 of the Washington Redskins in the third quarter at FedExField on December 7, 2015 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

    If you were told a Dallas Cowboy was selected as having the best hands in the NFL by Pro Football Focus, who would be your first guess?

    Mine would be Dez Bryant, who is famous for making such spectacular catches that they're ruled incomplete somehow. And my guess would be wrong, as would many others'.

    That's because the correct answer is veteran tight end Jason Witten, who is coming off one of his better years in recent memory at age 33. Here's what the folks at Pro Football Focus wrote about Witten, who is one of football's ultimate professionals.

    “With all due respect to Jeremy Maclin of the Kansas City Chiefs (two drops in the last two seasons on 184 catchable passes), Witten didn’t drop any of his 77 catchable passes, so he gets the nod. Credit Maclin, however, who turned his once perceived average hands into the league’s best among wide receivers.”

    So there you go, despite his perceived decline in recent years, Witten had 77 catches and exactly no drops, so I'd say that is the product of some pretty dang good hands.