Witten may retire for MNF analyst job

Cowboys Legend Jason Witten Retiring To Join ‘Monday Night Football’ Broadcast Booth

Cowboys Legend Jason Witten Retiring To Join ‘Monday Night Football’ Broadcast Booth

Tight end Jason Witten of the Dallas Cowboys is planning to retire after a 15-year playing career and join ESPN's team for Monday Night Football as an analyst, ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported Friday.

Mortensen reported Witten's retirement is contingent on Cowboys owner Jerry Jones' blessing and that the door is still open for him to return to the field next year.

Executive vice president Stephen Jones said on 105.3 The Fan that Witten's decision was "news to us" and that he doesn't know "anything of finality at this time" regarding the tight end's plans.

"He has some things to think about and discuss with his family from a professional perspective", Jones said. "He also told me that those things are going to require a few more days of consideration". He has not made any decisions that are definite at this time.

Jones said the Cowboys would have no other comment on Witten's future the rest of the weekend.

Don't start penciling in the Cowboys for a tight end in those Day 2 mock drafts just yet.

Witten, who turns 36 in May, was named the Walter Payton Man of the Year in 2012.

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Thus, the club from Texas has seen three principal lines leave since 2016 when quarterback Tony Romo, who notched 34,183 yards passes and 248 passing touchdowns retired.

Witten was a two-time first-team All-Pro selection (2007, 2010), and joined the Cowboys as a third-round pick out of Tennessee in the 2003 NFL Draft. There are many quality candidates still available as only one tight end prospect, South Carolina's Hayden Hurst, was taken in the first round on Thursday night.

-The New England Patriots acquired tackle Trent Brown from the San Francisco 49ers, both teams announced.

In an off-season that witnessed Trey Burton receive a four-year, $32 million deal from the Chicago Bears, it is safe to say that the National Football League has begun to move towards highly athletic tight ends who can double as slot receivers.

The 49ers dealt Brown and the 143rd overall pick to New England on Friday for the 95th overall pick.

Dallas has picks in the middle of the second and third rounds, respectively, before charging up for seven picks in the final four on Saturday.

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