This Sunday, Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten will be stepping onto the field for a regular season game for the first time since retiring two years ago. Witten knows there are some questions about how he will perform, but he is confident he will be good and said he actually feels better about the decision now than he did when he announced he was coming back in March.
“I feel better about that decision [to return] today than when I made it back in March,” Witten said via The Star Telegram. “I know that I’m ready. That’s where the excitement comes in, from me knowing that I can go out there and let it rip and find ways to beat the Giants. That’s what I’m here for.”
Witten said he missed division games the most, and this is the type of moment he decided to come back for. He’s also ready to prove to everyone that he still has what it takes to play football at a high level in the NFL.
“When I made the decision to come back, I was thinking about these moments,” said Witten, who spent the 2018 season as an analyst in ESPN’s Monday Night Football booth. “It’s hard watching the game when you still feel like you can give something, it’s hard watching your teammates go out there and play. But the opportunity presented itself and I’m thankful for that, and I feel like I have something to prove.’’
It’s unclear how much of a weapon he is going to be this year, but it seems that he is ready to play.