Jason Garrett Working To Keep Jason Witten

The Cowboys are working to talk Jason Witten out of retirement, per Pro Football Talk. It will be very interesting to see if they can get him to come back one more year. It would be tremendous if he does at this point, not only to give the Cowboys leadership; but to bring along the young stable of tight ends the Cowboys have on the roster for one more season.

I’m keeping my fingers crossed that the warrior in Witten still exists.

Jason Witten Calls It a Career

Jason Witten called it a career on NFL Draft Saturday (unofficially). It’s the end of an incredible era, and it leaves the Cowboys without a real leader in the locker room. I think this could be something that really hurts the 2018 Cowboys, even though admittedly I noticed that Witten had lost a step, and so did he.

Incredible read on Witten and the passage of time over at CBS Sports. He’s a certain Hall of Famer, retiring with 1152 catches; a Cowboys record that will never be broken in my lifetime.

It’s sad that a guy like Witten – a true Cowboy in every sense of the word – will never get to play on a Super Bowl Sunday. I hoped he gave it two more years, and think he could have regained some value and involvement with another lethal TE threat. He just couldn’t be the primary focus anymore.

He was the excellence of execution on a football field. The guy did everything perfect in terms of route running and had incredible hands to match his heart.

Witten was the guy so very responsible for Dak Prescott arriving on the scene. That was a special year in 2016 when I knew the Cowboys were going to become my team.

I’ll miss Sundays with Jason Witten. Another piece of my football life and youth gone by. America’s Team still exists, but it’s going to be hard to get used to it without Witten.

Dallas finally posts a win without Zeke, beats Redskins 38-14 on Thursday Night Football


[Gamebook]
[Dak Prescott Highlights]

On the final day of November in 2017, the Cowboys saddled up and finally won one as a team.

Dak Prescott hurt his hand early, the Cowboys built a 17-0 lead, Prescott battled and stayed in the game, the offensive line was as dominant as they’ve been all season long, Dez Bryant finally made some big plays; and Alfred Morris had a huge game on the ground. The Cowboys posted a 38-14 win and their season stays alive with some slim hopes for another week.

Ryan Switzer had a punt return for a touchdown. Dak Prescott hit beautiful touchdown throws to Jason Witten and Dez Bryant. David Irving and Demarcus Lawrence got after Kirk Cousins. Washington is now 0-4 against the Dallas Cowboys the last two years in the best rivalry in football. Dallas is now 6-6, and get a wounded Giants team that is reeling next weekend with 10 days to prepare.

The Cowboys have to survive two more games without Ezekiel Elliott: at New York, and at Oakland. Then they get him back.

Dak Prescott had a bruised and swollen hand, and this won’t go down as one of the best games of his career by any means. He was 11 of 22 for just over 100 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions. He ran for 25 yards. But Prescott won the game and didn’t turn the ball over. The gameplan didn’t ask for him to do a lot more than he did. His receivers continued to not get open – it seemed.

His biggest throws aside from the touchdown throws was a 20+ yard strike to Dez Bryant on third down, and a short throw to Terrance Williams also to move the chains on a third down in which Williams was matched up against Josh Norman.

Demarcus Lawrence now has 15 sacks on the year. Dak Prescott has 18 touchdowns and 9 interceptions.

Some minor game balls go to Jonathan Cooper who had a great game on the offensive line, Chidobe Awuzie looked like a big league cornerback. The Cowboys forced a couple turnovers that were huge in this game.

Cowboys Dominate in San Francisco 40-10


[Gamebook]

Dak Prescott had a big day today in San Francisco where they honored Dwight Clark and the Catch that took place in 1981. Take a look:

This was also the Zeke Elliott show. Elliott rolled up about 250 total yards and showed explosiveness that he has lacked in 2017 so far.

They had a defensive back kicking for them today.

The throw of the day from Dak Prescott (16/25, 234 Yards, 3 TD, 0 INT, 134 Rating) was the first touchdown to Jason Witten. Sometimes when I see this kid throw the ball, I say ‘man, what a stroke’.

Dez Bryant caught his franchise leading touchdown catch, passing Drew Pearson. It’s important to note the Cowboys had five sacks today and also forced a turnover with the 49ers starting CJ Beathard, who made his first career start.

This was really the type of performance you needed to see from the Cowboys.

Dallas Dominated by Denver 42-17 in Week Two


[Denver 42, Dallas 17]
[Dak TD to Dez Bryant] [Dak Prescott TD to Witten]

First Things First:

Skip Bayless:

Colin Cowherd says Dallas will be okay (without a deep threat):
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