Mike Francesa responsible for Cowboys drafting Jason Witten

Mike and the Mad Dog was huge in Texas in the early 2000s. How big? Mike Francesa convinced Jerry Jones to draft Jason Witten by the Cowboys in the third round of the 2003 NFL Draft. Witten of the 1 catch as a freshman and grand total of 7 touchdowns during his career at Tennessee and Francesa of the missed Heisman ballot.



Francesa is also responsible for Doug Flutie's 'Hail Mary' pass against Miami and, probably, for his subsequent Heisman win.

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