Dallas Zoo names baby giraffe after Jason Witten
It’s safe to say Jason Witten is still loved in the city of Dallas.
The recently retired Dallas Cowboys tight end may not be playing anymore, but that hasn’t stopped the Dallas Zoo from naming a newborn giraffe after him as a tribute.
Please meet our newborn male giraffe calf named Witten! We're paying tribute to one of the best tight ends in history @JasonWitten by naming our baby #giraffe after the legendary retired @dallascowboys player. #ThankYouWitten #ThankYou82
— Dallas Zoo (@DallasZoo) May 4, 2018
Witten took note and was quite flattered by the gesture.
— Jason Witten (@JasonWitten) May 18, 2018
Naming zoo animals after star athletes is definitely not a new thing, but it’s a sign of Witten’s importance to the Cowboys and the city of Dallas that this would happen. It’s another in a long line of tributes for an outstanding career.