Career Statistical Milestones: Jason Witten
Tight end Jason Witten has been one of the most consistent performers in team history since he joined the Cowboys in 2003. He became a full-time starter in 2004, and since then he has never had fewer than 64 receptions or less than 754 receiving yards in a season. He has surpassed the 1,000-yard mark three out of the last four seasons.
Heading into the 2011 season, Witten trails Michael Irvin for most career receptions by 133. If Witten has typical seasons in 2011 and 2012, he will surpass Irvin sometime next year.
He is not likely to catch Irvin in terms of receiving yards, but by gaining 1,022 yards in 2011, Witten will move into the #2 slot. With 6,967 yards, he trails Irvin (11,904), Tony Hill (7,988), Drew Pearson (7,822), and Bob Hayes (7,295) in receiving yards.
Witten is pretty far behind the pack in receiving touchdowns. However, with three touchdowns he will pass up Terrell Owens (38), and with six touchdowns Witten will pass up Billy Joe DuPree (41).
Below is a list of the top 50 Dallas receivers according to career receptions.