Veteran tight end Jason Witten has announced he’ll retire and he’ll sign a one-day contract with the Cowboys to close out his career.
What a run it has been for tight end Jason Witten. After 17 seasons in the NFL, the veteran pass-catcher has announced that he’s ready to hang up his cleats for a second time and retire from the game.
On Wednesday, Witten announced that he indeed saying goodbye to the league. He spent the first 16 years of his career with the Cowboys before playing 2020 with Jon Gruden and the Raiders. Now, he’s all set to put his playing days behind him.
Jason Witten has retired from the NFL for the second time
This is the second time Witten has stepped away from football. He first retired following the 2017 season and joined the Monday Night Football team. After one campaign in the booth, Witten came out of retirement to play for the Cowboys in 2019. Then, he inked a one-year deal with the Raiders.
This past season, Witten appeared in all 16 games for Las Vegas, posting13 receptions for only 69 yards and two scores. Last year in his return for Dallas, had a much stronger year, hauling in 63 balls for 529 yards and four touchdowns. For his career, Witten put up sensational stats. He had 1,228 catches for 13,046 yards and 74 touchdowns.
In his 17 years on the gridiron, Witten was a two-time First-Team All-Pro and an 11-time Pro Bowler. He’ll go down as one of the best tight ends to ever suit up. He’s also a Cowboys legend. Fans were heartbroken to see him leave town for Las Vegas last offseason.
Fortunately for those same Dallas fans, Witten is all set to sign his one-day contract with the team this spring and close things out where it all began.