Jason Witten to end retirement, return to Cowboys

Jason Witten to end retirement, return to Cowboys

"Jason Witten has made a decision to end his retirement and return to the Dallas Cowboys for what will be his 16th season", the Cowboys announced. The Monday Night Football booth clearly wasn't a great fit for Witten, who struggled to form chemistry with Joe Tessitore and Booger McFarland.

In 2017, Witten's most recent season before his brief retirement, the Cowboys posted a 9-7 record and missed the playoffs.

Sports Illustrated called last season's "Monday Night Football" crew "close to unwatchable".

Jason Witten is headed back to the Dallas Cowboys.

Witten ranks first in franchise history in receptions (1,152) and receiving yards (12,448), and third in touchdown catches (68), trailing leader Dez Bryant by five scores.

Witten ranks 21st in all-time receiving yards in National Football League history.

According to the Cowboys, this was completely his decision and he said he's looking forward to getting back to playing. The Dallas Cowboys announced on its website Thursday that it agreed to a contract with Witten. The 2019 season will mark his 16th season with the Texas team.

Last year, the Cowboys didn't get much production in the passing game from tight ends.

Witten joins a young tight end core that includes Blake Jarwin, who turned heads late into the season, and Dalton Schultz.

Witten never seemed truly comfortable in the broadcasting booth.

Without Witten, the Cowboys were 10-6 in 2018, winning a wild-card game before falling to the Rams in the NFC's divisional round. The 36-year-old issued a statement on his return, citing that the "fire" to return to the game is "just burning too strong".

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