The 2010 Associated Press (AP) has released its NFL All-Pro list. Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten is the only player from the NFC East on the list. Witten was selected as a first-team All-Pro for the second time after being receiving the honor in 2007. Being an All-Pro takes more than just a Pro Bowl player, although Witten was selected to his seventh consecutive Pro Bowl this season.
Even though the Cowboys had their best season in 2007 as the NFC’s top playoff seed following a 13-3 record, Witten had arguably his best season in 2010. The Tennessee product finished 3rd overall in the NFL and 1st among tight ends with 94 receptions. Witten’s 1,002 receiving yards was 17th-best in the league and 1st among tight ends. Witten was also 14th overall and 3rd among tight ends with 9 receiving touchdowns. However, Witten’s touchdown total is most impressive because he caught touchdown passes from three different Dallas quarterbacks throughout the season.
Finally, Witten produced the most historical stat of any tight end. During the Cowboys’ Week 15 win over the Redskins, Witten recorded his 600th career reception. Witten reached that milestone in only 125 career games, the fastest of any tight end in NFL history. The #82 jersey that Witten wore during that game is now only display in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.