Jason Witten’s five favorite TEs
Jason Witten might be considered one of the all-time great tight ends one day. He’s putting up numbers that could land him in Canton at some point. He should pass 10,000 receiving yards for his career early this season and is in good shape to finish with at least 1,000 receptions in his career. But Witten admires several of his peers and hopes to be in their category by the end of his career. His personal top-five at the position:
Jason Garrett played with several of the game’s greats throughout his 12-year playing career in the NFL, including two from this year’s Hall of Fame class.
Garrett played with Michael Strahan from 2000-03 with the Giants and with Derrick Brooks in 2004 with Tampa Bay. Both were inducted into the Hall of Fame on Saturday.
“When you walk into a meeting and you walk out on a practice field and certainly come game day, those guys separate themselves,” Garrett said. “They’re different. They’re different physically, but they’re also different in their production, their leadership, their impact on their team, their influence on their team.”
Former Cowboys defensive end Charles Haley was at practice Saturday afternoon and spoke with the team afterward. Haley didn’t reveal what he told the group but received a nice ovation when coach Jason Garrett introduced him. Former Cowboys Larry Allen and Nate Newton also attended Saturday’s practice.
Quote of the day
“He was the best and most iconic punter to ever play in the league. It does put us on the board more than what we used to be, so it’s a big deal. You’ve got the Ray Guy Award and all of that kind of stuff, so he definitely deserves it.” — Cowboys punter Chris Jones on Ray Guy being inducted into the Hall of Fame