Cowboys QB Dak Prescott says Jason Witten will be missed
The Jason Witten news caught everyone by surprise when it was announced that he was going to retire from the Dallas Cowboys and was join ESPN’s Monday Night Football crew as an analyst.
Cowboys tight end Jason Witten is on the brink of retirement after 15 years to join ESPN as the Monday Night Football broadcast team as an analyst, per @mortreport.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 27, 2018
Cowboys players like Dak Prescott found out the same way that everyone else did, through the media reports and the team’s star quarterback said Witten will be missed.
“His expectations and his standards, you’ll miss one of the guys who was one of the first ones there and one of the last ones to leave,” Prescott said on NFL Network, via Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News. “He’s old faithful. He’ll be missed on and off the field.”
If the reports are true that he is joining ESPN, Witten will have a chance to call a Cowboys game when they take on the Tennessee Titans on November 5th. Prescott joked that he hopes Witten is very critical of him when he calls that game.
“I hope he’s critical. I hope he’s super critical,” Prescott said. “I know our relationship, and I know it’s for TV.”
Jerry Jones said that no decision has been made and that he is going to take the weekend to think about it, but it sure sounds like it’s only a matter of time before it’s official.
Witten will go down as the best tight end in Cowboys history, and he should be a first-ballot Hall of Famer. He finishes his career having played in 239 games and racking up 12,448 yards and 68 touchdowns.