08:04 AM ET 12.21 | Nearly seven weeks after one significant franchise mark, Jason Witten has another NFL record in his sights. The tight end passed Michael Irvin for the most receptions in Cowboys history in early November. On Sunday against New Orleans, or in the regular-season finale against Washington, Witten should set the NFL record for most receptions by a tight end in a season. With 97 catches, Witten is five shy of the record set by Tony Gonzalez in 2004. "I have so much respect for the game and this position," Witten said. ... "To break that, no question, it's special. But I think you're more proud of the body of work over the course of the 10 years than you are just one season."