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Cowboys vs. Giants: Jason Witten shatters record for TE catches in one game

Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten broke the NFL record for catches in a game by a tight end with 18 receptions against the New York Giants.

Tom Pennington

Dallas Cowboys' tight end Jason Witten shattered the NFL record for receptions in a game by a tight end after he caught 18 balls against the New York Giants on Sunday.

Witten finished the day with 167 total receiving yards to go along with those 18 receptions, although none of them went for a touchdown. Witten consistently found the open space in the middle of the Giants defense to keep drives moving.

Witten broke the record set by San Diego Chargers Hall of Famer Kellen Winslow, Sr., who amassed 15 receptions against the Green Bay Packers in October 1984.

Witten also became the fourth player regardless of position to record 18 or more receptions in an NFL game. He joins Terrell Owens, who had 20 receptions in 2000, Tom Fears with 18 receptions in 1950, and Brandon Marshall who has accomplished the feat twice. Marshall had 18 receptions in 2008 before setting the single game record for receptions with 21 in 2009.

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