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Cowboys TE Jason Witten wants to get into coaching after retirement

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Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten has already tried the announcing thing and that didn’t go so well, so he has made some new goals for when he retires. He wants to get into coaching.

Witten said once he hangs up the cleats he wants to stay around the game of football and he hopes he can do it in the NFL.

“Right here,” Witten told reporters Thursday via Justin Tasch of the New York Post. “I’ve spent my entire adulthood in pro football. Coaching is coaching. You want to be in a competitive level. … For me, I think this is a level you can have a lot of success in just because you’re so familiar with it. Really your whole life.”

Witten signed a one-year contract with the Cowboys during the offseason after originally retiring from the team after the 2017 season was completed. He was asked by reporters if he thinks Sunday’s game could be his last in the league, and that wasn’t something he was ready to speculate about.

“Now is not the time (to think about that),” Witten said. “There will be time to make that decision, but I do not envision this being my last game. … I haven’t approached it that way. We’ll see what happens down the road, but I’m not approaching it that way.”

The Cowboys need a win on Sunday against the Washington Redskins and a Philadelphia Eagles loss to the New York Giants to make the playoffs. If Sunday is Witten’s last game in the NFL it shouldn’t take him long to find work as a coach somewhere.