Cowboys' Witten retiring after 15 seasons to join MNF

Report: Jason Witten retiring from Cowboys to join ESPN's Monday Night Football

Last spring, Witten inked a four-year contract extension through the 2021 season. He seems to be having a change of heart as his 36th birthday approaches, now leaning toward joining the Monday Night Football broadcast team.

The network is citing sources who say the Cowboys are aware that Witten may be looking to hang up his cleats, but that Witten hasn't made his final decision.

Hold the phone on Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten heading to the Monday Night Football booth. The 10-time Pro Bowler will finish tied with defensive end Ed "Too Tall" Jones, safety Bill Bates and the late offensive lineman Mark Tuinei for most seasons in franchise history.

Swaim's nine career receptions represent the trio's entire output.

A third-round draft choice out of the University of Tennessee in 2003, Witten made 11 Pro Bowl appearances as a member of the Cowboys. Teams are playing more man-to-man coverage against Dallas and daring Witten to beat them.

It was the first sign of Witten's legendary toughness. In 2012, he suffered a lacerated spleen in a preseason game against the Oakland Raiders but managed to get cleared medically hours before the regular-season opener against the Giants.

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The 30-year-old Maxwell was selected by the Seahawks in the sixth round of the 2011 NFL Draft out of Clemson.

"I've talked to Jason several times this week. He's really a tough guy, he's an awesome guy and we're lucky to have him".

ESPN previously courted Peyton Manning for the gig, but he reportedly turned them down.

BC-FBN-Draft-Cowboys-Third Day, 183Question turns to Witten after Cowboys address Bryant voidAP Photo CBS107Eds: APNewsNow. The first round of the draft combined for 11.2 million viewers through broadcasts on Fox, ESPN, ESPN2 and the NFL Network, a 22-percent increase over previous year.

The Jason Witten SCORE Foundation connects mentors with families suffering from domestic violence or abuse and established a domestic violence prevention program in 2010.

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