After a weeklong speculation of would-he, wouldn’t he, Jason Witten decided to hang up his cleats during a press conference at The Star in front of Dallas Cowboys legends past and present.
Witten played 15 seasons in the NFL all with the Dallas Cowboys. He played through a broken jaw in 2003. He played through a lacerated spleen in 2012. He played through countless hard hits to the body that could’ve knocked some of the toughest players out.
And who could forget 2007 when almost scored a touchdown against the Eagles without a helmet.
That is the Jason Witten, Cowboys fans and teammates will remember. A leader, a legend and future Hall of Famer.
Once the announcement became official, the social-sphere ignited with many current players, legends and fans sharing their support to the tight end.
Jason, you have set the example for what it takes to be a true man and pro. I appreciate everything you’ve done for me and for the game. Truly honored to have had the opportunity to play with you. Love you Witt Witt! The 🐐 forever #ClearEyeView@JasonWittenpic.twitter.com/dL9hd5fM8N
Legends included former VP of Dallas Cowboys player personal, Gil Brandt, former Dallas Cowboys Head Coach, Wade Phillips and former teammate and future Hall of Famer, DeMarcus Ware.
.@JasonWitten had one stipulation when he was being recruited out of HS: he wanted to play DE, not TE. After an injury at @Vol_Football, Phil Fulmer asked Jason if he'd play TE. Forever a team player, he said yes. The rest is history. Congrats, Jason, on a great career.
Witt, Mr. Dependable. Thank you for taking me under your wing as a rookie and showing me the way. For helping fight the battles on and off the field, I appreciate you. This next chapter of life will be even better if you can imagine that 🙂. Cheers #CowboysNationpic.twitter.com/8H6FfYnlUB