Cowboys' Jason Witten retiring to become analyst with ESPN's 'MNF,' report says

Cowboys' Jason Witten retiring to become analyst with ESPN's 'MNF,' report says

Back to Witten who is also being heavily courted both by Cowboys' head coach Jason Garrett and owner Jerry Jones, both of whom want him to play one more season with the franchise that drafted him in 2003.

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Witten, who spent his entire 15-year NFL career in Dallas, follows in the footsteps of former quarterback Tony Romo, who retired in 2017 to serve as a lead analyst on CBS' NFL broadcasts. He's a surefire Hall of Famer with 11 Pro Bowls and 2 All-Pro designations to his name. He ranks fourth in National Football League history with 1,152 career receptions, trailing only Jerry Rice (1,549), fellow former tight end Tony Gonzalez (1,325) and Arizona Cardinals superstar Larry Fitzgerald (1,234). Witten did not show up for Cowboys voluntary practices earlier this week.

Witten retires as the Cowboys' all-time leader in multiple categories, including games played, consecutive games played, starts, catches and receiving yards.

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Witten was a regular in the captains' workouts in February and March at The Star, and until Monday, he had not missed a workout since the official offseason program began.

The Cowboys took Dalton Schultz of Stanford with the 137th overall pick in the fourth round of the National Football League draft Saturday. The Cowboys now have Schultz, former Texas Longhorn Geoff Swaim, Blake Jarwin and Rico Gathers on the depth chart at the position. More importantly, his presence in their locker room. He also scored 68 touchdowns.

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