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Witten returns to Cowboys

Jason Witten

Jason Witten’s stint on Monday Night Football appears to have come to an end.

The 37-year old tight end announced on Thursday that he will come out of retirement and rejoin the Cowboys roster.

Witten released a statement saying, “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.”

In 15 seasons with the Cowboys, Witten caught 1,152 passes for 12,448 yards and 68 touchdowns.

2017, Witten’s lone full season with Dak Prescott under center, Witten caught 63 passes for 560 yards and five scores.

In 2018, Cowboys tight ends caught 68 passes for 710 yards and four scores.

Don’t expect Amari Cooper to lose many targets, especially with Cole Beasley possibly on his way out of Dallas. However, Ezekiel Elliott’s team-leading 77 catches from a year ago could go down.

I would temper my expectations for Witten. If he is in football shape, he could sneak into the TE1 conversation in a very shallow position. The 153 points from Cowboys tight ends a year ago would have been the 7th at tight end in PPR leagues.

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