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TBT: It’s Been 10 Years Since Witten’s Epic No-Helmet Moment in Philly

Tony Romo passed for 324 yards, while Terrell Owens caught 10 balls for 177. And the Cowboys beat the Eagles on the road by 21 points.

Yet, this game will always be remembered for one play – a 53-yard reception by Jason Witten, who did most of it without a helmet.

When Witten gets inducted into prestigious places such as the Ring of Honor and the Pro Football Hall of Fame, this courageous showing of toughness and desire will always be one of the first highlights shown of the Cowboys’ all-time leader in catches, receiving yards and games played.

Witten might’ve gotten a bloody nose out of the play, but it took a lot more to get him down as he collided with two Eagles defenders but stayed on his feet, despite his helmet being popped off.

The 53-yard reception set up another touchdown as the Cowboys cruised past the Eagles, 38-17 to improve to 7-1 in a season that eventually ended with a 13-3 record. 

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