Witten ends retirement, rejoins Cowboys

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Both parties have agreed to a contract that will pay Witten $5 million for the 2019 season, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

The future Hall of Fame tight end will now suit up for a 16th season. "I'm looking forward to getting back in the dirt". Dallas got next to nothing out of their tight ends in 2018, with the immortal trio of Blake Jarwin, Geoff Swaim and Rico Gathers combining for 56 catches, 594 yards, and four scores.

The 36-year-old Witten says the "fire inside of me to compete and play this game is just burning too strong". After working out at the team's facility last April, Witten announced just before the draft he was leaving the game to go into broadcasting. I want to help them make a run at a championship.

Witten and Tony Gonzalez are the only National Football League tight ends with at least 1,000 catches and 10,000 yards. Some are estatic their favorite player will be returning to their favorite team.

It's unclear who will replace Witten on "Monday Night Football".

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Bringing Witten back for another season is an interesting move for the Cowboys.

The veteran pass-catcher will rejoin a Cowboys squad that finished 10-6 and won a wild-card game before falling to the LA Rams in the NFC's divisional round.

Dallas beat Seattle in the wild-card round for the first postseason victory with Prescott and Elliott.

Jason Witten apparently is returning to the field.