FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Jason Witten is retiring after 15 years with the Dallas Cowboys, choosing the TV booth just as friend and longtime teammate Tony Romo did a year ago.
Witten says the “time has come to pass the torch.”
Just days from turning 36, Witten walks away as the leader in games, catches and yards receiving for a franchise with five Super Bowl wins, but none since the 1995 season. He and Tony Gonzalez are the only tight ends in NFL history with at least 1,000 catches and 10,000 yards.
Witten is tied with Ed “Too Tall” Jones, Bill Bates and the late Mark Tuinei for most seasons by a Dallas player. He’s the only one of those four without a Super Bowl.
Romo, the franchise passing leader, and Witten couldn’t get to the Cowboys to an NFC championship game after joining the team together in 2003.