The Dallas Cowboys, like the rest of us, still don’t know if 15-year veteran tight end Jason Witten will play in 2018 or retire in favor of a job in television. The latest on this front is that Witten is still deciding on his future, and that head coach Jason Garrett is doing everything he can to try and convince him to play.
On Wednesday, speaking with reporters on this subject, team executive vice president Stephen Jones made it clear that the Cowboys are absolutely behind Witten, whatever he decides.
Speaking to reporters Wednesday, team executive vice president Stephen Jones says there’s currently no update on tight end Jason Witten’s professional future. “He deserves to have all the time he needs. … Whatever he decides, we 110 percent support.” #cowboyswire
— Rob Phillips (@robphillips3) May 2, 2018
Witten is a legend already. He’s the franchise’s all-time receiving leader, having caught 1,152 passes for 12,448 yards and 68 touchdowns over the course of his illustrious career. Last season he still produced at a high level, catching 63 passes for 560 yards and five touchdowns.
If this is the end of the road for Witten, it was quite a run.