Jason Witten chuckled at the notion that an oversized mural of himself just outside of the Dallas Cowboys’ new locker room wasn’t large enough.
Witten is just honored that the organization would use one of the signature moments of his career – running without a helmet on a 53-yard pass play against Philadelphia during a Monday Night Football game in 2007 – in such prominent fashion at The Star.
“There have been a lot of great football players come through this organization,” Witten said. “To be up there, I know every thought that went into that and who is where. I know that Charlotte [Jones Anderson] and Jerry [Jones] and Stephen [Jones] and Jerry Jr. had a lot to do with that. I am humbled by that.”
Witten, 34, has already established himself as one of the Cowboy greats. He joined the 1,000-catch club and broke Bob Lilly’s most consecutive games played in Cowboys history last season.
But Witten is focused on bringing a championship back to the Cowboys. That, he said, is what will make ‘The Star’ just as special as Valley Ranch.
“The great thing about Valley Ranch over all those years were the championships those guys formed and won,” Witten said. “That’s what makes it a special place to be a part of. That’s what you want to create here. All of this is great, but then you have to go and take the next step and that is win football games.
“I do love that sign when you first walk in for the players, winning is everything, Mr. Jones’ line, so I think there is a clear message on the outset when you come in here what this is all about.”