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Jason Witten says current Cowboys roster most talented he’s seen

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The Dallas Cowboys are coming off of a 2018 campaign in which they won 10 games and captured the NFC East division title, and now, they are getting their legendary tight end back, as Jason Witten has elected to return to the Cowboys after retiring for one year.

Witten is thrilled to be back in Dallas and thinks this Cowboys roster is special:

“Yeah, I think it’s close,” Witten said when asked if this was the best group of talent he can remember the Cowboys having, according to Darin Gantt of Pro Football Talk. “The most talent I’ve seen.”

It’s really hard to argue with Witten there. With Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott and Amari Cooper on offense and a strong defense led by the likes of DeMarcus Lawrence, this Cowboys team is incredibly talented from top to bottom, perhaps even more so than the 13-win 2007 team that had Tony Romo, Terrell Owens, and Witten as its top guys.

“Fitting in with teammates has never been an issue for me,” he said. “It’s always been something that came very natural. It was important for me to reiterate to them early on that this is their team, it’s their time. It’s an opportunity for me to be a part of it.”

While Witten is not expected to have the same role as he has in years past, he is still going to be a big part of what the Cowboys hope to accomplish, especially as a leader:

“I’m still going to be myself. I think that’s what we all want, is for me to come back and approach it that way,” said Witten. “But even early on with those guys, I constantly — whether it was Sean [Lee], Dak, different players along the way, Zeke — I always tried to empower, even though I was the elder statesman on the team.”