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October 28, 2011

Witten has owned the Eagles

The Eagles have made Cowboys tight end Jason Witten. In his past nine games against Philadelphia, Witten has 53 catches for 612 yards and five touchdowns.

In 16 career games against the Eagles, Witten has 91 catches for 1,053 yards and seven scores.

"Back in the day, they sent a lot of pressure," Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo said in explaining Witten's good days against the Eagles. "That usually means you’re covering from depth or in a different spot against the tight end. Obviously, Jason is a great tight end. But they’re different now. So I don’t know exactly what we’re going to see or how they’re going to attack us on Sunday night."

Strong side linebacker Moise Fokou likely will draw Witten most of the night, but Witten also could see cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha. In Week 2, Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez caught seven passes for 83 yards and two touchdowns against the Eagles. Defensive coodinator Juan Castillo told Philadelphia reporters after that game that he might have put Asomugha on Gonzalez if not for an injury to Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.

-- Charean Williams


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