The retiring man
Well, Jason Witten did retire.
Thanks to the show, we get a deep glance into the heart of the tight end. After watching Witten on the show, who poured his heart out to his teammates, you really feel like the guy had a retirement prescription oozing through his veins.
Sure, he said the right things on camera, that he may play for many years to come. For me, Witten expressed that football time is finite, that a sense of urgency and the attitude that comes with it, is vital.
The man played the game well. He was an ambassador for the sport; an example for many of how the game should be played.
As Cowboys fans, we’re truly lucky to jump with him on his journeys into Mondays.
Watching Stephen Jones embrace his son, John Stephen Jones, after winning the state championship was television gold. The moment may have been the epic center of the entire show, which is eight episodes long.
Here is what caught my eye.
We’ve seen the chief operating officer in his suit and tie rooting for the Dallas Cowboys. But he looked different in his street clothes next to other family members. This was a different moment. This wasn’t about winning a playoff game or selecting the right guy in the first round of the NFL Draft.
It was a father and son moment, something that can’t be sweetened with artificial flavors. It was a genuine moment that involved football, but the epitome of the scene was tied together by one string: family.