Social media reaction to Jason Witten retiring after 15 seasons with the Dallas Cowboys

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.

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.

Former and current players from around the league chimed in.

Support from came from all over the DFW Metroplex.

And most importantly, the fans. Jason Witten credited the support of #CowboysNation as a main reason he was able to play through so many injuries and kept him motivated for so many years.

Thank you, Jason Witten. Enjoy Retirement.