Cowboys TE Jason Witten was presented with Pro Football Weekly's 12th annual Arthur S. Arkush Humanitarian Award at the team's training facility in Oxnard, Calif., on Wednesday evening. He is the second Cowboy to win the honor, joining Roy L. Williams, who won in 2006.
PFW's Cowboys correspondent Mickey Spagnola made the presentation to Witten prior to head coach Wade Phillips' evening press conference.
Witten, who earned the award for performing contributions to the community and charitable organizations that are especially outstanding, said he was humbled to receive the honor. He also thanked Emily Robbins Cruz, the Cowboys' director of community relations and alumni affairs, for helping him get out into the community on the team's behalf.
Witten's SCORE Foundation has produced several programs and events that are very popular in the communities it serves.
The other finalists for this year's Humanitarian Award were London Fletcher of the Redskins, Domonique Foxworth of the Ravens, Israel Idonije of the Bears and Josh Wilson of the Seahawks.
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