There is Good News Football Fans: Jason Witten Will Retire as a Cowboy

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One day Jason Witten will go into the Cowboys' Ring of Honor. And likely the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

But all we needed from him Sunday night in New York was a decent stiff-arm.

Without one as a touchdown-generating exclamation point, the Cowboys collapsed in a kick-to-the-crotch, 27-24 loss to the Jets.

Witten is already the best tight end in Cowboys' history -- sorry, Jay Novacek -- and last night he almost sealed an upset opener. With Dallas leading 24-17 Witten beat safety Eric Smith on a seam route and hauled in a beautiful Tony Romo pass perfectly in stride and headed for what would have likely been the deal-sealing touchdown.

But as safety Jim Leonhard caught him inside the 10, Witten attempted to fend him off and get into the end zone. No such luck. The play -- with 10:25 remianing -- set up Dallas at the 3 and had owner Jerry Jones jumping in his suite, but the Cowboys found multiple ways to screw it up after that.

As is, it was a 64-yard catch-and-run. But it wasn't the knockout punch because Romo later fumbled, threw an interception and the Cowboys allowed a blocked punt for a touchdown in their come-from-ahead-loss.

Weak stiff-arm notwithstanding, Witten bears no blame.

He caught six passes for 110 yards and on Felix Jones' touchdown sweep in the third quarter he blocked not one but two Jets out of the play.

In other words, he earned his big payday.

The Cowboys on Sunday made sure Witten will retire a Cowboy, giving him a five-year contract extension worth $37 million.

Witten also went over 7,000 yards for his career, making him only the 5th Cowboys receiver to do so and the 7th NFL tight end. The guy does everything right on and off the field. On a day when a tough loss included more bad news (Orlando Scandrick out three weeks with fractured foot), it's nice to rely on good ol' Witten.

Now if he only had a stiff-arm.


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Word Up!
Word Up!

My perfect RJ Sloppy Day:

-wake and bake-fappin-greet gigantic wife-work on loading dock-drink cheap bera-hate-now repeat!

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

RJ Solppy said:

"What in the motherfuck is this bullshit? Go suck a llama's furry, shitty ass and die, fucking retard. You are a fuck up dickhead, bitch."

Kergo says:Who's the tard?  Who's actually driving the tard barge?  You ARE!  You; you stinky, hollowed out turd with doo doo as the meatloaf.  Criminy, you smell like a Louisiana dumpster after a mexican feast-and you suck!  You, you flaccid spoiled rancid third world fart dumpster.

Good day (spoken like Paul Harvey)

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

Witten is a badass. I like what I see from John Phillips as well. He had a very Witten-esque forearm and slid off of Bart Scott.

nyc fan
nyc fan

The big winner last night was NBC. The game drew a whopping 16.9 overnight rating and a 27 share, the highest rated Sunday Night game NBC has ever had. The top market was Dallas with a 38.8 rating and a 58 share! That's insane. Next city was San Antonio, then Austin, then New Orleans, Vegas, Albuquerque, OKC, Richmond, Houston, Norfolk, then NYC. You Texans love your football. Now only if you guys can win in the actual games.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

Not really a weak stiff-arm, it was more of a he's runnung toward/down the sideline and when he goes to stiff arm the guy, the pressure of pushing off the guy causes him to lean left and step out of bounds, Im sure he was a little winded after after sprinting 65 yds, maybe if he had cut inside instead of the sideline he would have scored.  Oh well he didnt and shit happens

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

Dear RW,    See that add up top for ED?  May want to call em.  But don't let Greggo get it!  Just ask Goldy with Vogorfit.  Remember "Cat I'm sick!"?

Piggly Wiggly
Piggly Wiggly

Goddamn that contract will cover a LOT of Albertson's steaks.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

I thought Jay Novavek got cut last weekend with Tyron Choice.

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

First Biotches!   Ahhh, that never get old!  And, it was the most valid point on this blog since the last time I posted, like, 2 months ago.

Kegie out?

Maybe?

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

A poem to kill RJ Sloppy's Rage enduced hell:

wildfowers in a meadowall the colors spring in my placid mindtherefore, winding through the mystic valleyand into the village squareI am Iamforever in the smokey breezewafting into the rafterson an embers rise, and glow.

RJSloppy
RJSloppy

How 'bout you take your failed bit and shove it up your ass? Then shit it out your ass. Then shove the failed bit that you shit down Josh's Shoulder Isn't Broken's throat. Then eat his shit that contains your shit that has your failed bit in it.

Sporty Sport
Sporty Sport

Texans love their football because they are 1-0, winning impressively without the services of their best offensive weapon.

I sure hope we hear from Fake Wade soon.

cactusflinthead
cactusflinthead

Well,howdy! Are you a transplant in DFW or did you wander in off the big intertubz? Heard someone that was at the game call in on the Hardline today talking about dogs sniffing every single vehicle full of food and whatever else they had stashed going into the stadium. Said it was not the best Sunday to be a tailgater. 3hours to go 2miles. That game was settled as soon as it was decided it was to be played in NY on 9/11 ten years after. I picked against them, mostly because our GM is an idiot, but the mojo was all on your side. As if the football gods had destined the Jets to win, no matter how bad Sanchez stunk it up. As iffy as some Cowboys fans feel about Romo, I would be wondering about and concerned about Sanchise if I was a NYJ fan. Hell, I didn't think they would be within 2 touchdowns much less with a chance to win: too many injuries and too many holes where there ought to be players. ok, , welll, howdy anyhow.

kris 121
kris 121

a song by r.whitt:

handlin' up on my ding dingwish i was in sing singdiddlin' on my thing thing(then  a break and random wrapping) and yo!

workin on the scribblerlike ima diddlaon the roof (yo)

(bridge)

i'm so lonely......yea bouuuuy!  (the flash gold teef and outtro).

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

No, it was alvin Harper that got cut last weekend....he thought he was Micheal Irvin(g).

Kris 121
Kris 121

very calming...got anymore/

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

Wow, buddy you sure know alot about bj's and sh%t, and assholes.  what's next, your bloodfarting humor?  And leave JSIB alone.  He's from Texas...unlike you.

Im_Ed_Carter
Im_Ed_Carter

 Someone needs a Whopper Junior...BAD!!!

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

Couldn't have said it better myself.....oh, wait.......I did! 

Top Ways you Know You are in Redneck Hell:-ballsoup-lake lavon-walmart on every corner-fat ladies in hole ridden looney tunes tshirt-smoking while fishin for catfish-olive garden city limits-albertsons in city limits-lake ray wylie hubbard

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

why yes!  enjoy.

Turning:My life is TURNING on a dimeand I can feel my heart beatinglike a transient lost in the crowdmumbling...set aside.Dreaming, I proceed towards the grainrubbing against the grain as I rub my scrot against the grassmy iching taint crying in the mist

Im_Ed_Carter
Im_Ed_Carter

In amatuer, non-tourette syndrome over-cussing...

#1 FAN FAN
#1 FAN FAN

What? Ed Carter isn't your father.

RJSloppy
RJSloppy

Not to be confused with the whopper you took up your ass lat night, faggot-ass bitch. Lick a yak's snatch, fucker.

And where the hell is Joe Tone? The bullshit comments here combined with the Cowboys' collapse last night screams out for that damned idiot to resign.

RJSloppy
RJSloppy

What in the motherfuck is this bullshit? Go suck a llama's furry, shitty ass and die, fucking retard. You are a fuck up dickhead, bitch.

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