Sunday, December 28, 2014

The Top Cowboy

Jason Witten is the Cowboys' all-time leading receiver.

The Top Cowboy

With seven catches against the Falcons Sunday, tight end Jason Witten became the Cowboys’ all-time leader in receptions.

The nine Dallas players 300 or more catches:

 Player  Seasons       Rec.  Yards    Avg.    Long     TD
 Jason Witten  2003-12  754  8,477  11.2  69  42
 Michael Irvin  1998-99  750    11,904  15.9  t87  65
 Drew Pearson    1973-84  489  7,822  16.0  t67  48
 Emmitt Smith  1990-02  486  3,012  6.2  85  11
 Tony Hill  1977-86  479  7,988  16.7  t75  51
 Tony Dorsett  1977-87  382  3,432  9.0  t91  13
 Bob Hayes  1965-74  365  7,295  20.0  t95  71
 Jay Novacek  1990-96  339  3,576  10.5  t49  22
 Doug Crosbie  1979-88  300  3,728  12.4  t61  30
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