Cowboy fans are rejoicing this afternoon after Jason Witten announced his decision to end his retirement and rejoin the Dallas Cowboys.
“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.”
Witten retired last May to become the lead analyst for “Monday Night Football”. He played for the Cowboys for 15 years from 2003-17, which included 11 Pro Bowls, the most in team history by any offensive player.
According to Sports Illustrated, Witten will officially sign a one-year, $3.5 million contract with the Cowboys, who retained his rights when he was placed on the NFL’s Reserve/Retired list.
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