Jason Witten leaves broadcast booth, returns to Cowboys for 16th

Jason Witten leaves broadcast booth, returns to Cowboys for 16th season

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After leaving the NFL to join ESPN's Monday Night Football broadcast in April of 2018, the former Cowboy's tight end announced he is returning to the team for his 16th season. 

"The fire inside of me to compete and play this game was just burning too strong," Witten said. "The team has a great group of young rising stars and I want to help them make a run for a championship. This was completely my decision and I am very comfortable with it. I'm looking forward to getting back in the dirt."

In his first 15 seasons, Witten had 1,152 receptions for 12,448 yards and 68 touchdowns. He will be filling a desperate need for the Cowboys, as Blake Jarwin was their best tight end last year and finished the season 26th in the league in yards with 307. Dallas signed him to a one-year, 3.5 million contract. 

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