Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday.
To commemorate the achievement, tight end Jason Witten wrote a heartfelt message to Jones.
It was Jones himself that called Witten back in 2003 and asked him if he wanted to be a Cowboy. Witten was selected 69th overall in Round 3 of that draft. He has put together an illustrious career as a Cowboy and has played in a total of 223 games.
From 2003-16, Witten has played in 10 Pro Bowls and achieved All-Pro honors twice. The 6-foot-5 tight end has tallied 1,089 catches for 11,888 yards and 63 touchdowns during his career.
Those 1,089 catches rank Witten No. 7 in all-time receptions. The only other active player in the NFL with more catches is Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, who has 1,125 receptions on record.
Eventually, Witten will retire and more likely than not join Jones as a Hall of Famer.
Stilling playing with plenty of punch, Witten turned 35 in May and is entering his 17th season as a Cowboy.