Cowboys' Witten retiring after 15 seasons for 'MNF'

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According to a report from Pro Football Talk's Michael David Smith, Jones says that Witten is still considering his options.

Jones said the Cowboys would have no other comment on Witten's future the rest of the weekend, which includes the last two days of the National Football League draft on Friday and Saturday. On April 27, they selected Boise State linebacker Leighton Vander Esch with their first-round pick.

After an offseason of deliberation about his playing future, it seems that Jason Witten has made his decision. Witten will meet with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones to seek his blessing on the career change.

Witten is the franchise leader in games and consecutive games played along with starts and consecutive starts. A former third-round pick out of Tennessee in 2003, Witten is the Dallas Cowboys Franchise leader in catches and yards. He has hauled in 68 receiving touchdowns, third-most in Dallas history.

Witten said at the end of last season that he meant to continue playing, then reached an agreement in late March to restructure his contract. But rest assured that I'm going to do everything in my power to help us be better as we move forward.

Neither Witten, ESPN nor the Cowboys has publicly responded to reports of his impending retirement.

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The news was surprising to the world, but Witten has stated last season that he was thinking about retiring and spending more time with his family.

ESPN reported Friday that Witten is planning to retire and join the network's "Monday Night Football" crew as lead analyst.

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

The Cowboys could use some of that mid-round capital to draft one of the remaining pass-catchers available, but they also want to stay competitive in the Earl Thomas sweepstakes, and surely a draft-pick-needy Seahawks team would like some of those picks in return.

Witten has appeared in every game since sitting out Week 5 of his rookie season.

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