Cowboys tight end Jason Witten moved up on the league's tight end charts yet again and hardly anyone noticed. Witten passed Shannon Sharpe on Sunday with his 815th career catch.
Witten would have prefered that he had passed Sharpe with something other than a 2-yard loss, but he still 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 a lot of guys I have a lot of respect for. I really think for any tight end around my age, Shannon Sharpe was the guy you looked to in Denver. Him and Elway with what they were able to achieve. To pass him, that was pretty special and definitely humbling for sure. At this point, it’s not about that. You just hope that you can be some small piece of this puzzle that helps win games and compete for a championship."
Witten has 817 catches. He trails only Gonzalez, who has 1,249. Witten ranks third among tight ends in career receiving yards with 9,030. He trails only Gonzalez (14,337) and Sharpe (10,060).
-- Charean Williams