It’s been a long time since Jason Witten hasn’t started a game. Almost a decade, in fact, and now Witten has another piece of franchise history after starting the Dallas Cowboys game against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.
The last time he didn’t start a game, Bill Parcells was the Cowboys coach. It came Dec. 10, 2006 when the Cowboys opened in a four-wide-receiver formation against the New Orleans Saints.
Witten made the 203rd start of his career Sunday, tying Ed “Too Tall” Jones for the most in team history.
Witten has already played in more consecutive games than any player in team history (this is his 209th consecutive game). When the Cowboys play the Philadelphia Eagles on Oct. 30, he can equal Lee Roy Jordan’s team mark for most consecutive starts at 154.
Witten set Tennessee records in his junior year at Tennessee in 2002. He hauled in 39 receptions and 493 receiving yards and five touchdowns. Witten left Tennessee after his junior year, and was taken with the 69th pick in the 2003 draft.
This article orginally appeared on all22.com and was written by Sean Shapiro.