Jason Witten passes Michael Irvin for most receiving yards in Cowboys history

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Jason Witten has another piece of Dallas Cowboys history.

With an 11-yard catch in the second quarter of Sunday's 19-3 season opener win against the New York Giants, Witten became the Cowboys' all-time leader in receiving yards, eclipsing a mark held by Michael Irvin since 1995.

In 2012, Witten, 35, broke Irvin's record for most receptions. He finished Sunday's game with seven catches with 59 yards -- giving him 1,096 receptions and 11,947 yards on his career. He also scored the game's only touchdown on a 12-yard toss in the second quarter from Dak Prescott.

Witten, who is in his 15th season, already held the team records for catches, yards and touchdowns by a tight end. He ranks second among tight ends for most catches in NFL history.

He caught 110 passes in 2012, which was the most by a tight end in NFL history and one off Irvin's team record for most receptions in a season. Witten has 21 100-yard receiving games, the most by a tight end in team history.

On Oct. 28, 2012, against the Giants, he caught 18 passes, the most by a Cowboy and the most in a game by a tight end in league history. He owns the team record for most consecutive games played (220) and consecutive games started (164).

He tied Ed "Too Tall" Jones' record for most games in Cowboys history (224) Sunday and will set the mark next week at the Denver Broncos.

From 1988-99, Irvin caught 750 passes for 11,904 yards and 65 touchdowns. He was a five-time Pro Bowl pick and one of the Cowboys' catalysts to three Super Bowl wins in the 1990s. In 2007, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.