Put a stop to that Hall of Fame clock. Or better yet, just pause it for the time being.
That’s because Jason Witten has decided he isn’t done playing just yet.
Although he retired from the NFL last May, the future Hall of Famer is coming back to the Cowboys for what will be his 16th pro season. Witten played 15 years for the Cowboys from 2003-17, which included 11 Pro Bowls, the most in team history by any offensive player.
But after abruptly deciding to hang up the cleats last May and join the broadcast booth of Monday Night Football, Witten has apparently had a change of heart. He will return to the field and officially sign a contract with the Cowboys, who retained his rights when he was placed on the NFL’s Reserve/Retired list.
“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.”
The hole in the roof is wide open and the good Lord himself is smiling upon his favorite team. Jason Witten, 11 time Pro Bowler, and Walter Payton Man of the Year recipient is coming back to Dallas.
He’s my all time favorite player. He’s my hero, my Tight End, my Cowboy. I grew up watching this man pick apart defenses for 15 years. I saw him get his helmet ripped off and run into history against Philadelphia. I’ve seen it all.
Dak, Zeke, Tank, LVE, and the rest of you, listen up. You win this man a Super Bowl. No other player, except for maybe Tony, has ever deserved one more.
I’m so unbelievably excited. I’m going through a bit of a head cold at the moment but when this news broke I felt no pain. My ears where clear, my throat was fine, and Jason Witten is coming back to Dallas.
I was excited for this upcoming year because we really had something going at the end of this season, now the GOAT is back. Witten has a Star on his hat again, and the Cowboys are going to be a problem.
Nick Foles didn’t get franchise tagged, the Spurs finally won again, UTSA baseball beat UT in Austin, and now my all time favorite player is coming back home. All I need now is for UTSA to win against ODU tonight and this will be my greatest 48 hours in my sports life.
Let’s go Witt. Go play in that dirt. Go win us a ring.