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REAL BALLS, RED CARPET & RECORD BOOKS: Star-studded stadium stuffed–Guinness World Records set | 70,252 fans pack AT&T Stadium on ACM’s 50th anniversary | Tony Romo’s Real Balls | Dallas Cowboys Jason Witten & Troy Aikman

The roof was open and the stars were out for as The Academy of Country Music held its annual awards show live from AT&T Stadium last night.  

THE NFL’S GURU OF COACHES: Jason Witten appreciates the honesty of tight ends coach Mike Pope | 2014 Dallas Cowboys coaching staff

New tight ends coach Mike Pope is “nit-picking” with him, but Jason Witten said it’s for his own good. “He’s been honest with me in trying to really push me to ‘Let’s even take this to another level,’ ” Witten said of his new coach, a 32-year veteran NFL assistant who started with the Giants […]

COWBOYS WORKING ON WRINKLES: Jason Witten confident that opportunities are coming for Dallas’ offense

Jason Witten said it’s frustrating when he and Dez Bryant get coverage that limits them, but he said the Dallas Cowboys coaches are working on wrinkles to solve that. “It’s been tough with the coverage we have seen,” he said. “When the opportunities are limited, it makes it tough. We will work through that. The […]

CONTRACT RISK AND REWARD: Looking back at Jay Ratliff and Jason Witten deals in 2011

IRVING, Texas — A day apart in September of 2011, the Dallas Cowboys signed DT Jay Ratliff and TE Jason Witten to five-year contract extensions. Each player had two years remaining on his deal at the time, but the Cowboys wanted to reward the Pro Bowl performers with new contracts in hopes that they would […]

CLIMBING THE CHARTS: Jason Witten passes Shannon Sharpe, moving into second among TEs in career catches

Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten moved up on the league’s tight end charts, passing Shannon Sharp with his 815th career catch. Witten considers it an “honor” to be in the same company as Tony Gonzalez, Sharpe and Ozzie Newsome. “It’s special,” Witten said. “A lot of these that I’ve been able to achieve, it’s […]

NFL MAN OF THE YEAR: Dallas Cowboys Jason Witten wins prestigious Walter Payton and Bart Starr awards

Jason Witten’s offseason of recognition continues. The veteran Dallas Cowboys tight end was named the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year on Saturday. The award recognizes community service and playing excellence. The announcement was made during the NFL Honors presentation, which will air on CBS at 9 p.m. Saturday. Also this week, Witten was […]

ETERNAL CONFIDENENCE: From Pro Bowl, Jason Witten displays optimism for the 2013-2014 Dallas Cowboys

Last year, it was Jason Witten who told reporters before the start of training camp that it “can’t be the same’ ol story” in 2012. In reality, it was the sequel to 2011, about as similar as Hangover and Hangover 2. And now the Cowboys must figure out how to cure this hangover as well […]

HAWAIIAN DELIGHT: Dallas Cowboys 2012-2013 Pro Bowl experience with Jason Witten, Anthony Spencer

.. Left photo: Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten (82) and linebacker Anthony Spencer (97) pose with hula girls U’ilani LaBoy (right) and Aureana Tseu (left) at NFC media day. Right: Dallas Cowboys mascot Rowdy poses with Polynesian dancers at the 2013 Pro Bowl tailgate party. AFC free safety Jairus Byrd of the Buffalo Bills […]

MAN OF THE YEAR FINALIST: Jason Witten listed for Walter Payton Man of the Year Award

Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten is a finalist for the Walter Payton Man of the Year for the second time in his career. Witten also was a finalist in 2007 when Jason Taylor won. Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald and Browns tackle Joe Thomas are the other finalists, announced at halftime of the AFC Championship. […]

FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA: Jason Witten visits with Bob Costas

In an exclusive interview that will be broadcast on NBC’s “Football Night in America” before the Cowboys-Redskins game, Jason Witten had this to say to Bob Costas: On being in a win-or-go-home situation for the second consecutive year: “It’s tough to get to the situation we are in and play for the division title. It’s […]

2012 NFL PRO BOWL: Jason Witten, DeMarcus Ware will represent the Dallas Cowboys in Hawaii

Receiver Dez Bryant might get to the Pro Bowl yet, but he’ll have to have one of the four players named Wednesday to pull out to get the chance to go to Hawaii. Bryant said earlier Wednesday he would be "happy, who wouldn’t be" with a Pro Bowl nod. Instead, Calvin Johnson, Brandon Marshall, Julio […]

WITTEN SETS RECORD: Jason Witten sets NFL single season record for receptions by TE

ARLINGTON – It’s obvious that if Jason Witten had a choice, he’d rather have the Cowboys reach the playoffs than accomplish an individual record. But he wasn’t given that option Sunday. The Cowboys had their playoff hopes removed from their control with a 34-31 loss to the New Orleans Saints in overtime. However, the game […]

CHAMPIONSHIP RUN: Jason Witten has no problem with Jerry Jones’ comments

IRVING, Texas — Earlier this week on KRLD-FM, Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said the Cowboys have a team to compete for a Super Bowl this year. Today, Jason Garrett’s focus was Sunday’s opponent, Carolina, and he did not want to address Jones’ comments. Tight end Jason Witten has no problem with […]

RHYTHM AND TRUE BLUES: Jason Witten faults execution, not approach

IRVING, Texas – Most Dallas Cowboys players have pointed to poor execution as the cause for an offense that’s failed to put up more points than 30 other teams this year. After the offense committed five turnovers Monday night, tight end Jason Witten still insists the primary issue is execution, rather than a lack of […]

MISSED OPPORTUNITES: Despite struggles, Jason Witten refuses to look for excuses

SEATTLE – Over the course of Jason Witten’s career there are certain things Dallas Cowboy fans have come to expect from him. They expect him to play. Even when he lacerated his spleen and a Week 1 comeback seemed medically impossible, he trotted out on the field, sure enough proving his toughness in the season […]

INJURY UPDATES: Felix Jones | Phil Costa | Jason Witten

IRVING, Texas — Dallas Cowboys running back Felix Jones suffered a rib injury during Wednesday night’s victory over the New York Giants. Jones missed a few snaps but returned after going to the locker room to get examined. He didn’t have any carries for just the third time in his career when active. On kick […]

HEART2HEART: Jason Witten wants to sign medical waiver to play against New York Giants

There’s no questioning Jason Witten’s toughness. Along with playing through a broken jaw and a broken rib, the Dallas Cowboys tight end has ran halfway down the field during a game without a helmet on. So it probably doesn’t surprise anyone in the Cowboys organization that Witten, who is recovering from a lacerated spleen, wants […]

TALKIN’ TIGHT ENDS: Jason Witten, Colin Cochart, and Martellus All About It Bennett

IRVING — Even though he was limited, Jason Witten practiced in pads Saturday for the first time since suffering a lacerated spleen in the team’s Aug. 13 preseason opener. “I’m doing everything I can to put myself in position to play, see if I can get cleared in time,’’ Witten, the seven-time Pro Bowler, said. […]

INJURY UPDATE: Jason Witten will get on-field work soon, not cleared for contact

Jason Witten’s lacerated spleen is healing, but apparently, he still does not know when he will be cleared to play a game. Witten had a scan of his injured spleen Tuesday and learned that he can get some on-field work, with no contact, in the next few days, according to Stephen Jones. Jones told 105.3 […]

PRACTICE UPDATE: Jason Witten not idle anymore, center Phil Costa in uniform

IRVING — Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten isn’t idle anymore. He was working on the resistance cord with an athletic trainer during the early part of the team’s Monday morning practice at Valley Ranch. Witten was told he needed to be idle for seven to 10 days after he lacerated his spleen during the […]

JASON WITTEN INJURY UPDATE: Doctor visit on Tuesday, possible timetable on return

Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten will visit the doctor on Tuesday to get an update on his recovery from a lacerated spleen and possibly get a firmer grasp on his availability for the Sept. 5 season opener against the New York Giants. "The most recent update on Witten is everything is going fairly well […]

INJURY UPDATE: Jason Witten won’t need surgery

Dallas Cowboys doctors informed tight end Jason Witten he will not need spleen surgery that would have ended his season, according to a source familiar with the situation. The bleeding in Witten’s spleen has subsided, and doctors believe it now will heal on its own. Witten still is aiming to return in time for the […]

INJURY UPDATE: Jason Witten likely done for rest of preseason

Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten will likely be sidelined for the rest of the preseason after suffering abdominal injury in Monday’s night’s 3-0 opener against the Raiders, according to multiple sources. The Cowboys are conducting more testing on Witten, who injured his spleen after taking a hit from Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain. According to […]

JASON WITTEN: Mr. Nice Guy with different approach this season

He won’t say it officially. In fact, he’s rather uncomfortable about being at the top of this list. But like it or not, Jason Witten is the leader of this team. Not only is he one of the best overall players on the squad, and arguably in the entire NFL for his position, but he’s […]