Jason Witten not on Cowboys to be a ‘cheerleader’
Jason Witten made very clear on Friday what his intended role and purpose on the Dallas Cowboys is.
Witten retired from the NFL last year and spent the season as a broadcaster on “Monday Night Football.” His transition to the booth did not go well, so the tight end announced in late February that he would return to what he does best.
Witten, who is part of the Cowboys’ training camp in Oxnard, Calif., doesn’t want anyone thinking that just because he had previously retired he has no business being back on a football field. He made clear that he is there to make plays and help the team win games.
Jason Witten: “I’m just an old guy trying to make a play here and there. … This isn’t just to come out here to be a cheerleader and kind of ride off into the sunset, it’s to help this team win games.”
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) August 3, 2019
This season will be Witten’s 16th with the Cowboys. In 2017, he caught 63 passes for 560 yards and five touchdowns. Based on what everyone is saying about Witten, we would expect him to be a solid contributor for the team.