Elizabethton native Jason Witten isn’t finished with football yet.
Witten has announced that will return to the Dallas Cowboys for the 2019-20 season after announcing his retirement last May to join the Monday Night Football team.
“The fire inside of me to compete and play this game is just burning too strong,” Witten said in a statement to DallasCowboys.com. “This team has a great group of rising young stars, and I want to help them make a run at a championship. This was completely my decision, and I am very comfortable with it. I’m looking forward to getting back in the dirt.”
The future Hall of Famer has played for the Cowboys for 15 years and will return for his 16th season. The former Tennessee Volunteer signed a one-year contract.
The legendary tight end is fourth in NFL career receptions and set a Cowboy record for 239 games played. Witten is an 11-time Pro Bowler.