Originally posted on NBC Dallas- Fort Worth  |  Last updated 11/8/11
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Jason Witten is already in elite company in terms of his production as a tight end, but there’s a good chance--a very good chance--that as of next Sunday, he will become the third most prolific tight end in the history of the game with respect to receptions. Witten needs just two catches to pass Ozzie Newsome on the all-time receptions list for tight ends. After that, only Shannon Sharpe (815) and Tony Gonzalez (1,108) will have more catches than Witten, who has 661 as of this week. The Cowboys’ tight end admittedly doesn’t pay too much attention to things like this, but he admits that when you bring up his name and Newsome’s in the same breath, he’s taken aback somewhat. “I said a while back it’s kind of surreal to think about passing a guy like that,” Witten said, per ESPN Dallas. “Until Tony came along he was the greatest tight end. He and John Mackey were the staples of what this position is all about. It will be special to be able to do that, but at the same time, you’re so in...
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