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Author: Jon Kuzma
Jason Witten’s broadcasting career is already over. After spending a year with ESPN as a part of the Monday Night Football crew alongside Booger McFarland and Joe Tessitore Witten decided that he would return to the Dallas Cowboys in hopes of winning a Super Bowl. Witten stated that the “fire inside of me to compete and play this game is just burning too strong.” He also added “This team has a great group of rising young stars, and I want to help them make a run at a championship.” Basically Witten felt like the Cowboys were a tight end away from being able to win it all. The trade for Amari Cooper really helped revamp their offense and there’s a lot to be optimistic about at the moment. You also have to remember that Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott are both up for new contracts soon and you never know how that’s going to play out. So Witten came to the conclussion that there might be a one year window to complete the mission and he’s definitely on board for what could be the final go for this current Cowboys’ regime. Jason Garrett is also on thin ice so the Jones family will probably shake things up if Dallas under-performs. From Witten’s point of view he’s been apart of it and seen what it’s grown into now. Ultimately returning to the football field was a compelling offer for him and he wasn’t very well received in the booth calling plays. There was a lot of fans that didn’t like Witten for whatever reason and you have to wonder if that played a role in him stepping away from broadcasting? The other question is will he get another job in that field after he does retire again? Those are all answers we’ll find out down the line but for now he’s heading down to Texas to do what he does better than most and that’s catch the football.
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Jason Witten trades his headset for a helmet and heads back to the Dallas Cowboys.