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|An aging veteran tight end who is likely headed to Canton when he finally hangs up his cleats, Witten posted top-ten fantasy numbers despite having a sizable reduction in targets (21 less from the previous season) and the lowest yardage total since becoming a starter in 2004. An increase from his five receiving touchdowns in 2014 is not out the question considering the fact that the loss of DeMarco Murray may force the Cowboys to use Witten more in the red zone. But owners looking for Witten to return to his 2012 form in which he logged 110 catches on 147 targets may be disappointed.
| Jason Witten practicing Wednesday|
Multiple injures for veteran tight end
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Sep 23, 12:40 pm
|Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten has a sprained knee and two sprained ankles. Ho-hum.
It was just another day at the office Wednesday for Witten. The Cowboys Pro Bowler was fully padded and going through individual drills at practice Wednesday at Valley Ranch.
(Dallas Morning News)|
FFToday's Take: Witten has 16 targets in two games and needs to be on the field for the Cowboys given the losses of Dez Bryant and Tony Romo. If he's less than 100 percent on Sunday against the Falcons, new starting QB Brandon Weeden may look to Gavin Escobar to fill the void.
| Dez Bryant's foot to take six weeks to heal|
Jerry Jones Cowboys star WR will be out through team's Week 6 bye
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Tue Sep 15, 10:59 am
|In a radio interview, Jerry Jones said Dez Bryant's (Jones fracture in foot) surgery went well, but that the foot will take a full six weeks to heal completely. (Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Don't I know it! I once had the exact same foot fracture (fifth metatarsal) and it's a low-blood-flow area that heals relatively slowly, though the inserted screw aids the process. The Cowboys will likely continue to spread the ball around to TE Jason Witten, WR Terrance Williams, slot receiver Cole Beasley, RB Lance Dunbar -- though we could see some of second-year WR Devon Street and rookie Lucky Whitehead if the team shows a need for a bigger edge target.
| Dez Bryant out 4-6 weeks, foot injury|
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Sep 13, 10:00 pm
|Dallas All-Pro receiver Dez Bryant could be out at least a month after breaking his right foot in the Cowboys' season-opening victory over the New York Giants. Owner Jerry Jones said Bryant would need a pin and be out four to six weeks. (Dallas Morning News)|
FFToday's Take: The Cowboys will be without their biggest playmaker for at least a month. Next up on the depth chart is Terrance Williams and Cole Beasley. Tight End Jason Witten may also see increased targets over the next few weeks. If available, Williams will be a hot waiver wire pickup as a potential WR2/3.