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Jason Witten's 18 catches a tight end record

Jason Witten's 18 catches a tight end record

By Josh Katzowitz | NFL Writer
Jason Witten had quite a game Sunday. (US Presswire)

Only four times in NFL history has a player caught 18 or more passes in a game -- Brandon Marshall with 21 in 2009 and 18 in 2008, Terrell Owens with 20 in 2000, and Tom Fears with 18 in 1950.

Now, you can add Cowboys tight end Jason Witten to that list as well.

Though it's been overshadowed by Dallas' comeback attempt that fell just short of the Giants, Witten caught 18 passes for 167 yards, the most receptions ever by a tight end (Kellen Winslow Sr. was the previous record holder with 15 in 1984).

And if you're talking about a comeback, you should think about Witten's lacerated spleen suffered in training camp and his problems with drops early in the season. But in Week 4, Witten caught 13 passes for 112 yards, and since then, he's been on a roll, combining for 12 catches for 132 yards in the next two weeks before his huge outburst Sunday.

But I imagine Witten would trade those catches for the ability to beat New York. Or this:


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