Jason Witten, Cowboys

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones gives an update on Jason Witten

The 2019 season saw former Pro Bowl tight end Jason Witten return to the Dallas Cowboys after a one-year absence due to retirement.

Despite his return to the field for his 16th campaign, there are rumblings that the Cowboys are not interested in bringing him back as a player. However, team owner Jerry Jones voiced on Thursday that he believes Witten could be a factor on the field for Dallas. (H/T Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk)

“I would hope that he would not ever be anything but a Cowboy,” Jones said, via Jon Machota of TheAthletic.com. “I do think he can play. I think he can make a real contribution to the Cowboys.”

Jones may voice that he could see Witten back int the mix with the Cowboys, there hasn’t been any significant progress towards that so far this offseason. Instead, that saw chatter crop up that Witten could join former head coach Jason Garrett with the New York Giants.

Since then, there hasn’t been any movement on his front towards continuing his NFL career. When last asked about it, Witten voiced he did feel like he can continue to be an effective asset.

The 37-year-old managed to put up a productive campaign last season by notching 63 catches for 529 receiving yards and four touchdowns. Witten did appear to be noticeably slower and didn’t have a significant impact, aside from being a viable red-zone target.

He still has tread on the tire to contribute at this point in his career, but that doesn’t look like that will continue in Cowboys’ uniform.

  • 100%