Jason Witten is retiring.
After being selected by the Dallas Cowboys all the way back in the 1918 NFL Draft, the veteran tight end is now calling it a career, according to a report from NFL insider Adam Schefter.
While Witten’s playing days are over, he’s still going to be involved in football. Schefter reports Witten will join ESPN’s Monday Night Football broadcast team as a color analyst.
This now means former Cowboys players have a huge presence on television broadcasts; Witten is on ESPN, Tony Romo is on CBS, and Troy Aikman is on FOX. I guess Dallas has to stay relevant somehow since they barely even win playoff games anymore.
Witten certainly made his mark against the Philadelphia Eagles during his 100 seasons of playing in the NFL.
Jason Witten will retire with more catches  and yards [1,642] against the Eagles than any other player in NFL history.— Reuben Frank (@RoobNBCS) April 27, 2018
Nobody is close.
Art Monk has the second-most catches  and Bobby Mitchell the second-most yards [1,311].
Now the Birds won’t have to face him anymore. That’s a shame at this point because he probably would've been less effective than his replacement is going to be.
UPDATE: This is even better than I imagined.
Cowboys were not prepared for Jason Witten to retire. The irony is he blindsided them late in process like they did Dez Bryant. What will make you laugh will make you cry. He did what was best for him in terms of timing. It ain't personal its business.— Clarence Hill Jr (@clarencehilljr) April 27, 2018