Cowboys’ Jason Witten wants to make snap count decision ‘tough on coaches’
The Dallas Cowboys signed Jason Witten on February 28th and when they did they weren’t 100 percent what his role would be on the team. Witten is being paid only a base salary of $2 million which is on the low end for a starting tight end in the league.
Witten knows that there is a chance he won’t be the star tight end that he used to be, and he may be used more as a role player. The future Hall of Famer is willing to accept whatever role is given to him, but he wants to make the decision really hard on the coaching staff.
“There’s a lot of questions out there about me, too, and I’m anxious to go prove that I can play,” Witen said from OTAs, via DallasCowboys.com. “But I also know that may not include every play and every snap. Certainly that’s been talked about. [The team will] make those decisions.”
“Those coaches work long hours, and they’re smart. Obviously, I’ve got a lot of respect for Jason [Garrett] and the program that he’s built here and who he is as a man and as a coach. That will all work itself. I can’t worry about how that plays out.
“My job is kind of make it tough on them. We all benefit if that’s the case.”
If Witten can stay healthy and be productive on the field that is another target for Dak Prescott to throw to and would be a real plus for a team that has dreams of a Super Bowl.