Jason Witten coming out of retirement, returning to Dallas Cowboys

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FILE – In this Oct. 22, 2017, file photo, Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten (82) catches a touchdown in front of San Francisco 49ers strong safety Jaquiski Tartt during the first half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif. A person with direct knowledge of the decision says Jason Witten is retiring […]

DALLAS, Texas (KETK) – Cowboys fans, he’s coming back!

The Dallas Cowboys have agreed to terms with Jason Witten on a contract that will bring the tight end back to the Dallas Cowboys for the 2019 NFL season.

Witten was originally selected by Dallas in the third round of the 2003 NFL Draft out of the University of Tennessee.

“The fire inside of me to compete and play this game is just burning too strong. 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.”

He played 15 seasons for the club before retiring in 2018 to pursue a network broadcasting opportunity.

“The fire inside of me to compete and play this game is just burning too strong. 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.”

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