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Witten retires, joins Monday Night Football booth

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Jason Witten has officially retired. He will be an analyst with Monday Night Football this upcoming season with Joe Tessitore in the booth.

Witten is expected to make $4 million as an analyst. It was more than double of the $1.89 million that he could have made with the Cowboys.

Jason Witten catches a pass against the Seattle Seahawks (Getty Images)

Jason Witten catches a pass against the Seattle Seahawks (Getty Images)

In the booth, he replaces Jon Gruden. After a decade away from coaching, he went back to the sidelines with the Oakland Raiders for a deal too good to refuse, reportedly 10-years, $100 million.

Witten spent his entire career with the Cowboys, as he played 15 seasons in Dallas.

He became the focus for ESPN after Peyton Manning turned down the offer. Manning, who retired three years ago, reportedly also turned down FOX Sports, too.

The former third round pick was an 11-time Pro Bowler. He last made the Pro Bowl in 2017.

He only missed one game in his entire career, which came during his rookie season. He made 239 appearances in 229 starts.

He had 1,152 receptions for 12,448 receiving yards and 68 touchdowns in his career. His best reception season came in 2012 when he had 110 receptions — his only season when he surpassed 100 receptions.

His best receiving season came in 2007 when he had 1,145 receiving yards. His best touchdown season came in 2010 when he had nine.

Last season, though, he had 63 receptions for 560 yards and five touchdowns. His longest catch of the season was for 28 yards.

Witten now joins two former Cowboys in the television booth. All three have prominent broadcasting roles.

Besides Witten’s Monday Night Football role, Tony Romo, who retired last season after playing his entire career with the team, joined the lead CBS team with Jim Nantz. In addition, former Cowboys signal caller Troy Aikman has the lead role with Fox Sports with Joe Buck.


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