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Jason Witten retires after 100 years in the NFL to join Monday Night Football, report says

Hard to believe this day has finally come.

NFL: Seattle Seahawks at Dallas Cowboys Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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.

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