Fastbreak | Dec. 31st

The Associated Press

Jason Witten set to break all-time games mark for tight ends

When Jason Witten entered the NFL 17 years ago as a third-round pick in Dallas, his famously blunt coach, Bill Parcells, delivered him a simple message. ”He taught me early on, reliability, dependability, consistency, that’s how you make it in this game,” Witten said Wednesday. For nearly two decades that included a one-year interruption in the ”Monday Night Football” announcing booth, Witten has taken that advice to heart.