Jason Witten rejoining Cowboys after year as broadcaster


FILE – In this Oct. 25, 2010, file photo, Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten holds the ball up as he scores a 4-yard touchdown against the New York Giants during the first quarter of an NFL football game, in Arlington, Texas. A person with direct knowledge of the decision says Jason Witten is retiring […]

Jason Witten is coming out of retirement and rejoining the Dallas Cowboys after one season as a television analyst.

The 36-year-old Witten says the “fire inside of me to compete and play this game is just burning too strong.” The Cowboys announced Thursday that the 11-time Pro Bowl tight end had agreed to a one-year contract.

When he retired last May to become the lead analyst for “Monday Night Football,” Witten shared the club record with three others at 15 seasons with Dallas. Now he’s poised to add that franchise mark to the list of records he already has in games, starts, catches and yards receiving.

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