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    TE Jason Witten Retiring; Signing 1-Day Contract to End Career w/ Cowboys

    Jason Witten is retiring again after a two-year return to the NFL. The all-time great for the Cowboys spent 2020 with the , but will reportedly sign a one-day contract with Dallas so he can end his career at home.

    Witten originally announced in 2018 and spent a year in the commentator booth. But after poor reviews of his broadcast work and a desire to return to the field, Jason returned to the Cowboys for a single season in 2019.

    The Cowboys turned their TE position over to in 2020 but Witten was not ready to hang up the cleats just yet. He signed a one-year deal to keep his career going as a backup in Oakland.

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    With Darren Waller already David Carr's favorite target, Jason only had 13 catches for 69 yards and two touchdowns in his 17th and final season.

    There's always been speculation that Witten may find a new career in once his playing days ended. After things didn't go well with his attempt in broadcasting, perhaps Jason will now try his hand at carrying a clipboard.

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    No matter where things go from here, Jason Witten will forever retain legendary status with the Cowboys organization for his 16 seasons with the club. He ranks 1st in all-time receptions and yards for the team and 2nd in touchdowns, just one score behind .

    Five years from now we should be enjoying a speech from Jason as he takes his rightful place among the NFL's greatest players. Until then, it will be interesting to see where his next chapter happens.

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    Jess Haynie
    Jess Haynie
    Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!

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    Cowboy Fan Ed

    I really enjoined watching JE through the years ! He was a perfect example of what a Cowboy player should be! I wished that he hadn’t played for the Raiders just like Emmit finishing with the Cardinals but I guess that’s just the way the football business is!

    Cowboy Fan Ed

    Sorry for the type o! I meant to put JW my finger hit the E!

    VAM

    Agree CF Ed, Witten was a great TEAM player for a long time. I think he was just 20 yrs old when he
    got drafted. Class act on and off the field. Very dependable, rarely dropped a pass and rarely missed a game. I think he only missed one game!
    That catch when Eagles knock his helmet off, and he keep on running, was an example of his toughness. One of best all time Cowboys. 11 Pro Bowls. Too bad he could not get a ring.

    ThrowuptheX88

    JW is one of the greatest TEs of all time , he wasn’t the fastest , the biggest , or the most athletic but somehow, he’d always find a way to get open , HELL OF A CAREER , gonna miss the guy , great team player, and GREAT LEADER , and soon to be HOF congrats brother, you’ll be missed by CowboysNation

    Jasper J

    Hire Witten as Offensive Quality Control Coach. TE coach next year.
    Retire Sean Lee and hire him as Defensive Quality Control Coach. LB Coach next year.