Jason Witten became the fifth Dallas Cowboy named to NFL Networks Top 100 players of 2011. Witten checked in at number 36 for the year and was the highest of all the Cowboys. Andre Gurode was No. 57, Miles Austin No. 70, Tony Romo No. 72 and Jay Ratliff No. 75. The last Cowboy on the list will be DeMarcus Ware, the linebacker will probably be somewhere in the top 10.
Witten was the 4th tight end that made the list, Tony Gonzalez No. 46 , Dallas Clark No. 78 and Vernon Davis No. 88. I would assume that the only tight end that could possibly have made the list higher than Witten would be Antonio Gates. Vernon Davis said of Witten that he has the best hands in the NFL and watches him to help him improve, this statement is just a testament to how respected Witten is in the league.
A very well deserved honor for Witten and I think all Cowboys fans would agree that aside from Ware that Witten is our best player. He comes to play every week and will run through a brick wall to get in the end zone. He is also a very caring and compassionate guy in the league. Witten is that kind of guy that you wish was on your team and leading in the locker room. I just hope that the lockout ends soon and Witten will get to show off his talent once again.