Cowboys QB Dak Prescott says Jason Witten will be missed

29 April, 2018, 00:16 | Author: Ellis Copeland
  • Report: Career Cowboy Jason Witten to retire after 15 seasons

Friday's news that tight end Jason Witten plans to retire from the Cowboys and take a spot in the Monday Night Football booth came as a surprise to most people, including those high up in the Cowboys front office. Witten met with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones on Friday to discuss his dilemma. Jones said he'd have several conversations with Witten this week and indicated the franchise leader in games, catches and yards receiving hadn't made a decision. Rarely one to have to work off a script, Jones did this to begin a press conference introducing the Cowboys' first-round pick, linebacker Leighton Vander Esch.

FRISCO, Texas (AP) - The Dallas Cowboys have drafted a tight end with Jason Witten on the verge of retirement after 15 seasons.

The Cowboys' all-time leader in receiving yards and receptions, who turns 36 next month, has seen a decrease in production in recent years. Former Dallas Cowboy quarterback Tony Romo became the lead analyst for CBS last National Football League season. Fox's lead analyst is Troy Aikman. There are few players who could provide the excellence Witten supplied for 15 years.

Cutler was not expected to return to Miami after passing for 19 touchdowns with 14 interceptions and posting a 6-8 record in games he started for the Dolphins last season.

-The New England Patriots acquired tackle Trent Brown from the San Francisco 49ers, both teams announced. The Cowboys signed Romo, an undrafted free agent out of Eastern Illinois, that same year.

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The NFL says Thursday's first round of the draft had the second-largest viewership ever for an opening night.

In 83 career games, Maxwell has 245 tackles (203 solo), 11 interceptions, 59 passes defensed and 11 forced fumbles.

Nunez-Roches was the Chiefs' sixth-round pick in 2015 and at one point was waived by the club early in his career.

Tartt was a second-round pick in 2015. Gathers hasn't played a regular-season game in two seasons, missing all of past year after sustaining a concussion in training camp.

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