According to multiple reports, 14-year NFL veteran Jason Witten will re-sign with the Dallas Cowboys. The deal extends through 2021 and leaves the final year of his current contract in place. The contract has a maximum value of $29 million with no new guaranteed money and gives the Cowboys the flexibility to restructure his contract to increase cap space.
“He represents everything we want in a football player and he continues to get better and better and better,” said Cowboys coach Jason Garrett. “It’s an amazing thing to say, a guy who’s played as long as he has. But he had an outstanding year for us this past year, he embraces any role we give him, and we love having him on our football team and we love having him as a leader on our team.”
The leadership Witten brings to the table is unquestionable, the 34-year old has not missed a game in 13 seasons, which emphasizes his durability. Witten has surpassed 63 receptions every single season he has played in the NFL, withstanding his rookie season. The 10-time Pro Bowler is short five receptions behind Tim Brown who ranks 6th all time for receptions all time. With both rookies Ezekiel Elliot and Dak Prescott entering their 2nd year in the NFL, a player like Witten could potentially guide these two into franchise players.
Witten was unsure of whether he would be able to play beyond 2017 after the Cowboys playoff loss to the Green Bay Packers, it is now evident that he will be remaining in Jerrys World for another 4 years. Here’s to 4 more years of greatness.
Didn't know GOATs could sign contracts, did you? Congrats Wit! ? pic.twitter.com/vp77GU8zvn
— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) March 28, 2017