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Gavin Escobar battling shoulder injury

IRVING, Texas -- When the standard is Jason Witten, it can be difficult to measure up. Witten has played through a number of maladies in his 11 seasons, missing just one game as a rookie because of a broken jaw. He returned earlier than many suspected from a ruptured spleen two years ago. In last week’s preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens, Witten’s fellow tight end, Gavin Escobar, suffered a shoulder injury after making a 37-yard catch.
FFToday Aug 14, 2014

Cowboys could get creative with Witten

Romo hints that TE will see time in the slot Cowboys QB Tony Romo said that ideally, with the offensive line looking so good, he hopes the Cowboys can get TE Jason Witten out in space more and not have to use him as much to help pass protect. The Cowboys were running an abundance of screens as well, and seem to be favoring that element more. (CBS Sports) FF Today's Take: It is an interesting notion that helped Tony Gonzalez remain so productive in his later years. While Witten isn't quite the athlete Gonzalez is, there should be plenty of opportunities across the middle of the...

Sparano still an influence on Jason Witten

OXNARD, Calif. – Before the Dallas Cowboys' Wednesday morning practice against the Oakland Raiders, Jason Witten made a point to seek out Tony Sparano. Sparano, the Raiders' offensive line coach, was Witten's position coach in the tight end's first two years, earning his first of nine Pro Bowl appearances in 2004. "Coach Sparano was a great influence on my career," Witten said. "I had him for two years as tight ends coach coming out of college and really a lot of what I learned was from him early on.
Rotoworld Aug 13, 2014

Cowboys hope to use Witten in space more - Jason Witten (TE) Dallas Cowboys

Tony Romo believes the Cowboys' strong offensive line could allow Jason Witten to play in space more this season.
Blogging The Boys Aug 7, 2014

Dallas Cowboys News & Notes: San Diego Here We Come!

Latest Cowboys headlines: Jason Witten may be "one of the most underrated trash talkers in the NFL;" All eyes will be on Brandon Weeden tonight; James Hanna my be the Cowboys' new blocking tight end. Dallas Cowboys starters Tony Romo, Jason Witten, DeMarco Murray not expected to play preseason opener | Rainer Sabin, DMNLike in last years preseason opener (the exhibition game against Miami in Canton, Ohio), Romo, Murray and Witten will be held out of the first game this season. Cowboys, Chargers Backup QBs Will Be Busy « CBS Dallas / Fort WorthTony Romo won't play at all and Philip Rivers...

Dallas Cowboys starter Jason Witten, DeMarco Murray not expected to play preseason opener

SAN DIEGO  – Tony Romo won’t play against San Diego on Thursday in the Cowboys’ preseason opener. But tight end Jason Witten and running backs DeMarco Murray and Lance Dunbar are also expected to sit out the game, according to …

Defense feels wrath of Witten's sharp wit

OXNARD, Calif. -- Perennial Pro Bowl tight end Jason Witten is the epitome of a professional, the 2012 NFL Man of the Year and an outstanding role model for kids. He's also one of the most underrated trash talkers in the NFL. "Well, just in practice," said Witten, who wants his trash talk to bring out the best in teammates, much like Michael Irvin's mouth did during the Dallas Cowboys' 1990s glory days. "You compete. I think it's good for all of us.

Jason Witten: Dez Bryant is ‘the best teammate we have out here’

OXNARD, Calif. – Dez Bryant was 50 percent of what has been the most significant play of this year’s training camp. His reaction to J.J. Wilcox’s hit after a catch across the middle, sparked the defense and the 25-year-old receiver …

Witten: Great to see Dez control passion

OXNARD, Calif. -- Tight end Jason Witten has had an up-close-and-personal view of receiver Dez Bryant's passion getting the best of him. That’s why Witten was so encouraged by Bryant’s dominant performance during Sunday’s practice. Bryant’s temper flared for good reason when safety J.J. Wilcox laid him out with an admitted cheap shot, leading to a fight between those two that owner and general manager Jerry Jones called one of the best training-camp scraps he’s ever seen.

Jerry Jones: Jason Witten is one of the top 5 people I’ve been associated with during my 25 years in the NFL

OXNARD, Calif. – Jason Witten enters his 12th NFL season ranked 17th on the league’s all-time receptions list. Tony Gonzalez is the only tight end to catch more passes than Witten during his career. Witten has been to nine Pro …

Belated apology: Rolando McClain tells Jason Witten he’s sorry for hit that lacerated the Cowboys TE spleen

It’s been nearly two years since tight end Jason Witten suffered a lacerated spleen in a pre-season game against Oakland. Rolando McClain, who was then with the Raiders, delivered that hit for the Raiders. The linebacker never said a word …

Jason Witten: 'We've got to be better'

OXNARD, Calif. -- This season can’t be the same ol’ story. That’s what perennial Pro Bowl tight end Jason Witten, who has all of one playoff win to show for his outstanding 11-year career, said when the Dallas Cowboys arrived for training camp a couple of years ago. Or was it last year? Unfortunately for Witten, the past few years really run together. Those seasons played out exactly the same – an 8-8 finish with the Cowboys falling short with the NFC East title and a playoff berth at stake in Week 17.

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