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Cowboys' Jason Witten joins elite list of tight ends with 10,000 yards receiving

Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten (82) is tackled by Houston Texans cornerback Kareem Jackson (25) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten (82) is tackled by Houston Texans cornerback Kareem Jackson (25) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)  (The Associated Press)

Dallas' Jason Witten joined Tony Gonzalez and Shannon Sharpe as the only tight ends in NFL history with 10,000 yards receiving.

Witten reached the milestone when he caught a 34-yard pass deep over the middle from Tony Romo in the third quarter of Sunday's game at Houston.

The catch put Witten at 10,002 yards in his 12-year career. He is the Cowboys' all-time leader with 897 catches, and is second on the franchise' receiving yardage list behind Michael Irvin, who had 11,904 from 1988-99.

Gonzalez, who retired after last season, leads all tight ends with 15,127 yards. Sharpe had 10,060 from 1990 to 2003.

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