Jason Witten Wants to Play in 2020 Even if It’s Not With Cowboys

Jason Witten during Cowboys Mini-Camp in 2017. Photo by Albert Pena/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

Veteran tight end Jason Witten enjoyed his comeback to football so much that he’s not even thinking about retiring again at this point. Witten, who came out of retirement to play with his Dallas Cowboys last season, recently said that he intends to play in 2020 as well.

Witten made an appearance at Collegiate Man of the Year Award show on Tuesday and used the opportunity to discuss his football future. The 37-year-old admitted that he sees coaching as a future career, but has that he has his mind set on playing at this point. He also acknowledged that he might have to go somewhere else in order to do so.

“I just think, yeah, coaching is in my future, but right now, I want to play while I can,” said Witten. “We’ll see where that takes place. Of course, I want that to be with the Dallas Cowboys. I’ll always be a Dallas Cowboy. But I also understand that, with all the changes, I may have to go somewhere else.”

Jason Witten entered the league in 2003 as Cowboys’ third-round pick and remained with the franchise until 2018 when he decided to retire.¬†Witten joined Monday Night Football team shortly after that but never settled in the analyst role.

After one year in front of the camera, Witten un-retired and signed with Cowboys once again. He started all 16 games last season, catching 63 passes for 529 yards and four touchdowns.