Most people surrounding the NFL know the type of relationship that quarterback Tony Romo and tight end Jason Witten have at the Dallas Cowboys.
Romo & Witten
Romo's opinion of his teammate and friend Witten is extremely high, the two have combined for football brilliance for many years and Romo couldn't help champion his favourite target in his most recent interview.
In a conference call on Wednesday afternoon with Seattle Seahawks reporters, Romo said about Witten that: "He may be the best Dallas Cowboy of all time,"
For a franchise like Dallas who have such a successful and storied history, a claim like this would have to show some real evidence on Romo's part.
The quarterback's position might be slightly swayed by the partnership the two have built, Witten does bring a veteran calm and presence to the Cowboys locker room, and the consistency to his production is certainly an aspect that categorises him as great.
However with former Cowboys players like Emmitt Smith, Roger Staubach and Michael Irvin creating the fabric of Dallas history, the conversation for greatest player in the Franchises history doesn't include Witten's name often enough to be credited.
Stats suggest that Witten should be at least mentioned in that great company, the tight end is currently second all-time in Cowboys history with 898 receptions,10,014 yards and 52 touchdowns.
A couple of below average seasons for the tight end would see him possibly reach the number one spot in the rankings, he would need 1,890 yards in the next few years to see him surpass hall of famer and legendary wide receiver Michael Irvin.
One sure fire way to elevate the status of not only Witten, but his quarterback Romo too is the Lombardi trophy at the end of the season, Cowboys fans are crying out for another shot at a Super Bowl and the Owner Jerry Jones will certainly settle for nothing less.