It sounds crazy but tight end Jason Witten has been an afterthought in the Dallas Cowboys' red-zone offense.
Witten has four seasons on his resume with more than 1000 yards receiving and 90-plus receptions.

The eight-time Pro Bowler caught a NFL-record 110 catches for a tight end in 2012 and his 1039 receiving yards tied for fourth-most in league history at that position.

But why can't Witten get targets in the red zone? He was targeted just once in 2012 and it resulted in a touchdown. Meanwhile the top four red-zone scorers last season were tight ends -- Rob Gronkowski Heath Miller Kyle Rudolph and Tony Gonzalez. Dez Bryant led the Cowboys with three red-zone scores tied for 18th in the NFL.

"That's something we talked about this year more than ever" Witten said. "The field gets tight there and I think part of it is we try to use Dez there with fades on one-on-one coverage. Offensively we just haven't done a good enough job putting points on the board and I'm apart of that. Hopefully I'll get more touches and opportunities and that's something we worked on this offseason. I felt like in training camp we saw some results of that and I'm excited to see it carry over into the regular season."