Jason Witten Leaves ‘Monday Night Football’ to Return to Dallas Cowboys as TE for 16th Season

Jason Witten, a Hall of Fame-bound tight end, has decided to leave the “Monday Night Football” booth after one season and return to the Dallas Cowboys for a 16th season of professional football. The Dallas Cowboys announced on its website Thursday that it agreed to a contract with Witten.

“The fire inside of me to compete and play this game is just burning too strong,” Witten said in a statement, according to the Cowboy’s website.

ESPN reports the contract is a one-year deal worth $3.5 million.

Witten now returns to the team he played on for his entire 15-year career, from 2003-2017. During that time he made 11 Pro Bowls and caught 1,152 receptions — the fourth-most of all time and a record for the tight end position in pro football.

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SOURCE: CBS Sports, by Brian Pascus