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Jason Witten on why he decided to sign contract extension; Thoughts on Bill Parcells saying he should retire

Jason Witten on why he decided to sign contract extension; Thoughts on Bill Parcells saying he should retire

ARLINGTON - Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten said he's isn't ready to slow down like his former teammate Tony Romo.In fact, Witten was in North Arlington on Wednesday helping to build a playground for a charter school after he had practiced.Witten, who will turn 35 in two weeks, was entering the final year of his contract in 2017 before signing a four-year extension a month ago that will carry him through the 2021 season.Witten said he spent time in the offseason contemplating his future and decided he wasn't ready to call it a career after 2017. Witten said he'd still reevaluate his...
How Cowboys draft pick Jaylon Smith has impressed veteran Jason Witten

How Cowboys draft pick Jaylon Smith has impressed veteran Jason Witten

While injuries prevented Jaylon Smith from playing a single down for the Cowboys during his rookie season, he's still managed to impress veteran tight end Jason Witten.Witten, often lauded for his approach to football and the hard work that goes with it, praised the former Notre Dame linebacker and 2016 second-round draft pick for his attitude and work ethic while attempting to come back from a knee injury."I've enjoyed getting to spend time with Jaylon this offseason in the workout groups," Witten said Wednesday. "He's just a remarkable kid. To have the challenges that he was presented when...
Cowboys TE Jason Witten on RT Doug Free retiring: 'Doug was special; It's hard to replace guys like that'

Cowboys TE Jason Witten on RT Doug Free retiring: 'Doug was special; It's hard to replace guys like that'

ARLINGTON - Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten said Wednesday that it won't be easy to replace starting right tackle Doug Free.Free, 33, was entering the final year of his contract in 2017, but the veteran informed Cowboys executives this offseason that he plans to retire from the NFL.Witten knows Free well, having spent the last 10 seasons not only playing with the right tackle but also often lining up beside him.Witten said much of the attention over the last five years has been on the Cowboys' Pro Bowl offensive linemen - left tackle Tyron Smith, center Travis Frederick and right guard...

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