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June 06, 2013

Yes, don't worry, even with Cowboys stocked at tight end, Jason Witten's going to play a lot next year, Garrett says

The Cowboys are stocked at tight end, with six following the addition of Dante Rosario.

But don’t look for Jason Witten’s workload to change anytime soon. He is still the lead dog at tight end for the Cowboys, their most versatile player at the position, coach Jason Garrett pretty much said this week.

“If you watch how we’ve used Witt over the years, we’ve asked him to do a lot of things,” Garrett said. “He’s capable of doing a lot of things. He’s been a ‘Y’ tight end for us, meaning he’s had his hand on the ground, blocking as a typical true tight end. He’s been an ‘F’ tight end on the front side and the back side as a true tight end guy. As a receiver, he’s been a receiver out of the backfield, split out as a receiver.

“So he’s been a lot of different things for us. And obviously, he’s our featured guy at that position.”

Garrett was answering a question about how he envisioned Witten’s role evolving with the addition of perhaps a fourth tight end to the roster.

“We’re going to play him,” Garrett said coyly.

There were laughs in the news conference.

“He’s going to play a lot. He’s a good player,” Garrett said.

-- Carlos Mendez

Twitter @calexmendez

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