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Jason Witten is a Cowboy again!

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    This is great news for Cowboys fans. Jason Witten is leaving the ESPN broadcasting booth and coming out of retirement to return as the Dallas Cowboys tight end once again. He is 36 right now, will be 37 in May.

    Its no secret that Witten wasn't really cut out for broadcasting. He wasn't too well received in his first year at that gig and you could just tell he is still young enough to play at a high level for at least another season or two. And now that the Cowboys can be considered contenders, adding Witten back to the ranks with Dak going into his 4th year should be a boon to the whole offense.

    This also means Dallas doesn't have to draft a tight end with their 2nd or 3rd round pick this year. So win win all around.

    Witten's deal right now is for one year at $3.5 million that can max out at $5 million with roster bonuses and other incentives.

    What does everyone think of this? Do you think this is good news and will push the Cowboys offense into another tier or do you think Witten might be too old? Remember Tony Gonzalez played TE at an elite level until he was 36 I think.

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    This is awesome. I've never been a big Cowboys fan, but I've always enjoyed watching Witten play. Witten is a beast and should inject some life back into the Cowboys.

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    PowerPlay Wrote:

    This is awesome. I've never been a big Cowboys fan, but I've always enjoyed watching Witten play. Witten is a beast and should inject some life back into the Cowboys.

    I agree. Which is why I have been a little shocked to see local radio and Dallas fans thinking this is not a good idea. Some are even calling it a charity case for Witten, like the Cowboys organization is throwing him a bone in the name of loyalty. I very much disagree with that. Sure Witten isn't the same player he was at the very peak of his game. But the Cowboys need consistency at the tight end position. Last year was very plug and play. And even though Jarwin started to show he might be a solid TE passing option, I don't see a scenario where bringing Witten back for another year hurts that development.

    Witten is also sure handed. And this will give him another solid target and make the defense have to respect the shorter, middle of the field area as well. Safeties will play the Cowboys a little differently. And if Dallas does lose Beasley, one of Dak's 3rd down security blankets at the moment, Witten is a great replacement.

    All will be settled once the season gets underway and we see what the usage and production becomes of Witten. But he is one of the all time greats at the position. And I really don't understand why Cowboy's pundits are luke warm on this.