There was no immediate to-do when Jason Witten set the Dallas Cowboys' career receptions record.
Nor did the tight end expect it during a road game Sunday in Atlanta or afterward with his team having fallen to 3-5 following a 19-13 loss to the Falcons.
In fact, Witten didn't even realize he had broken the franchise mark of 750 catches previously held by Michael Irvin when he made a 7-yard grab midway through the fourth quarter. Witten was more concerned with the next play as quarterback Tony Romo orchestrated a no-huddle attack.
None of this diminishes the importance of what Witten has accomplished in 10 seasons with the Cowboys, or his gratitude to Dallas wide receiver Kevin Ogletree for giving him the football used on the play. Witten also is appreciative that Irvin contacted him with congratulatory voicemail and text messages.
"One day when I look back at it, I want to show this record the respect it deserves," Witten told FOXSports.com in a telephone interview. "I am humbled...