I know I won’t. Witten ended up one reception short of Michael Irvin’s team record of 111. He set the new receptions mark for Tight Ends at 110 receptions. Has he started the season healthy who knows how many he might have caught. Four of the top five receptions seasons in Cowboys History belong to Witten, and six of the top ten.
Now we start thinking about what 2013 brings. We now know the teams we will face, just not on what dates and order. Of course we have our home and away games in the NFC East against the New york Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, and the Washington Redskins. By the way, I’m really pissed that the Redskins did not finish dead last in the Division for the fifth straight year and seventh of the last nine years. Something is wrong to see them out of the cellar.
In 2013 we are also going to face the NFC North. The Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings will come to Dallas. The Cowboys will travel to face the Chicago Bears and the Detroit Lions. We also will face the AFC West. the Denver Broncos and the Oakland Raiders are going to come to Dallas, and one of those two teams will be our CBS opponent on Thanksgiving Day. Go ahead and get your prediction ready now. I think we face the Raiders. My reason is entirely based upon the fact the Broncos game will be a highly rated game and the Raiders game can draw interest by virtue of the holiday. This of course means we will travel to face the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Diego Chargers.
Rounding out the schedule we will host the St. Louis Rams and will travel to the Big Easy to face the New Orleans Saints.