Dallas Cowboys Make Final Jason Witten Decision
The Dallas Cowboys have made a final Jason Witten decision, it appears.
That decision? His return is not a priority.
Last week, Dallas COO Stephen Jones came out and indicated that there were a lot of important players the organization needed to re-sign this summer.
Quarterback Dak Prescott and wide receiver Amari Cooper were both mentioned by name.
Witten was not among the players he mentioned.
Although he would prefer to return to the Cowboys, the future Hall of Famer realizes that the organization may want to go in a different direction at tight end.
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“I realize,” he said recently, “I’m a free agent too in March.”
With the arrival of new head coach Mike McCarthy, it is unclear whether a return for Witten is in the card.
“Any time a new staff comes together … I’ve played a long time,” Witten said.
“So I realize that may mean somewhere else too.”
There has been speculation that if he does not re-sign with Dallas, Witten may look to rejoin former head coach Jason Garrett with the New York Giants.
At the moment, it is unclear how viable of an option that truly is.
This past season, the 37-year-old recorded 529 yards and four scores on 63 receptions.
Based on everything he has said up to this point, it is clear that Witten wants to keep playing in 2020-21.
Will he be playing for the Cowboys? Time will tell.