Jason Witten ending retirement, returning to play for Cowboys


Jason Witten is not done with playing professional football. According to the Dallas Cowboys, Jason Witten has decided to end his retirement and is returning to play for the team. 

The 36-year-old Witten retired from the NFL last May and joined the broadcast booth of Monday Night Football.  

The Cowboys announced Thursday that the 11-time Pro Bowl tight end had agreed to a one-year contract.

“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.”

This will be his 16th season with the Cowboys.  

Witten shared the club record with three others at 15 seasons with Dallas. Now he’s poised to add that franchise mark to the list of records he already has in games, starts, catches and yards receiving. 

According to reports by the NFL, Witten will earn roughly $5 million. 

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