Witten's catch streak ends at 130 games
The Dallas Cowboys came away with their 11th win of the season Thursday night against the Minnesota Vikings, but a run-oriented approach saw an impressive individual streak come to an end in the process.
For the first time since November 2008, veteran tight end Jason Witten emerged from a game without a catch.
The lengthy run, which does well to demonstrate the unmatched consistency he's enjoyed over the course of his 14-year career, officially comes to an end at 130 games.
Witten's goose egg comes both as a result of limited opportunities and some unfortunate luck. Dak Prescott attempted just 18 passes on the night, and an a 11-yard reception was temporarily on the board before the play was called back due to a holding penalty.
Though it won't keep the streak alive, instead serving as a fitting nod to the future Hall of Famer, Witten was the one to secure a late onside kick from the Vikings to seal the win.
The 34-year-old will look to start a new streak when the Cowboys take on division-rival New York Giants next week.
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