There have been some great wide receivers in Dallas Cowboys history. Names like Drew Pearson, Tony Hill, Michael Irvin, and now Dez Bryant proves that the Cowboys have never been short of talent at the wideout position. However, there is a new name at the top of the Cowboys record books for receiving yards in a career and it isn't even by a wide receiver. Tight end Jason Witten has passed Michael Irvin by halftime of the opening game of the 2017 NFL season for the Cowboys all-time receiving yards record.

Jason Witten's Dallas Cowboys records

Jason Witten, one of the best tight ends in NFL history, has now surpassed Michael Irvin for three Dallas Cowboys records.

Back in 2012, Witten passed Irvin in all-time receptions for the Cowboys. Heading into his game with the New York Giants to open the 2017 NFL season, Witten had 1,089 receptions, which is over 300 more that Irvin finished his career with.

Witten's 63 touchdown receptions are third in Dallas Cowboys history behind Michael Irvin, Dez Bryant, and Bob Hayes. Bryant being ahead of him ensures that Witten will never hold that Cowboys record. However, Witten only needed 16 yards to pass Irvin for total receiving yards and he went into halftime with six receptions for 49 yards and a touchdown.

Other records that Jason Witten holds include most receptions in a single-season, which is actually an NFL record at 110. That missed out on Michael Irvin's 111 receptions, which is still the Dallas Cowboys record.

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In 2012, Witten caught 18 balls in one game, which is the most by a tight end in Dallas history.

Jason Witten also holds the record for most games ever played with the Dallas Cowboys without missing one (220) and most games started (164). He will break the record for most games ever played for the Dallas Cowboys next week when he passes Ed "Too Tall" Jones record of 224.

Future records for Jason Witten

There is little else for Jason Witten to achieve for the Dallas Cowboys. Of course, the big difference between Witten and Michael Irvin is that Witten has never won a Super Bowl title. However, when it comes to individual records, there is little left for the future NFL Hall of Fame tight end.

Jason Witten ranks sixth all-time in total receptions and second for tight ends receptions. He passed Tim Brown in the New York Giants game. He will pass Cris Carter and Marvin Harrison this season and is hot on the tail of Larry Fitzgerald, who is still playing. After that, Tony Gonzalez is still 200 receptions away and Jerry Rice is untouchable.