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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Jason Witten wants to keep playing, open to joining new team

Jason Witten

Jason Witten wants to keep playing and is open to joining a new team.

The 37-year-old tight end was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in 2003 and has played his entire 16-season career with them. He retired for the 2018 season and served as a broadcaster on “Monday Night Football,” but that did not go well, and he returned to the gridiron last season.

The Cowboys are undergoing a big change with Jason Garrett gone and Mike McCarthy as the new head coach. Witten had a previous relationship with Garrett that may have made it easy for him to return, but his future with the Cowboys is much less certain now.

Witten spoke to some reporters on Tuesday at the Jason Witten College Man of the Year Award gathering and talked about his future.

“I think I have to be (open to joining another team),” Witten said via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “Obviously that’s not ideal. I would love to finish it out here. Coaching is in my future, but right now, I want to play while I can. We’ll see where that takes place. Of course, I want that to be with the Dallas Cowboys. I’ll always be a Dallas Cowboy. But I also understand that, with all the changes, I may have to go somewhere else.”

Last month, a report said Witten would have interest in joining the Giants, where Garrett is now the offensive coordinator.

Even at 37, Witten still had 63 catches for 529 yards last season.

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