Jason Witten Ends Retirement, Returns With Cowboys


Jason Witten Ends Retirement, Returns With Cowboys

By James Jackson

February 28, 2019


They say the heart wants what the heart wants, that was exactly the case for Jason Witten. Witten announced Thursday that he would be coming out of retirement to play for the Dallas Cowboys once again.


Witten will be trading in his suit and tie for a Cowboys uniform. After taking a year off for his “retirement”, Witten joined the Monday Night Football crew for 2018-2019 season.


“The fire inside of me to compete and play this game is just burning too strong,” Witten said in a statement. “This team has a great group of rising young stars, and I want to help them make a run at a championship. This was completely my decision, and I am very comfortable with it. I’m looking forward to getting back in the dirt.”

The Cowboys find themselves as the defending NFC East champions, and need a solid tight end like Witten to help them make a strong playoff run. Witten returns to the Cowboys with 1152 receptions for 12448 yards and 68 touchdowns. Witten is also an eleven-time Pro-Bowler, two-time All-Pro and a Walter Payton Man of the Year recipient.


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