Witten Chasing More History Sunday vs. Bills

IRVING, Texas --It's probably the furthest thing from Jason Wttien's mind this week, knowing he must contribute even more with Miles Austin (hamstring) sidelined. But the Cowboys' Pro Bowl tight end is chasing more history this Sunday.

Witten needs two catches against the Bills to pass Ozzie Newsome (662) for third-most by a tight end in NFL history. Tony Gonzalez (1,108) and Shannon Sharpe (815) rank first and second, respectively.

I said a while back it's kind of surreal to think about passing a guy like that," Witten said via conference call Monday. "Until Tony came along he was the greatest tight end. He and John Mackey were the staples of what this position is all about. It will be special to be able to do that, but, at the same time, you so intent on winning games that you don't have time to look back at it. But it will be surreal for me.

"When I came into this league, I never thought about something like that. I just thought about getting better and better and better, so that's been my mentality."

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