Dallas Cowboys‘ fans took to social media to express their feelings following the breaking news that tight end Jason Witten is coming out of retirement.
When Dallas Cowboys‘ longtime tight end Jason Witten retired last May to pursue a broadcasting career and joined the ESPN Monday Night Football booth, it was an end of an era. Witten was a 15-year veteran, having been drafted by the Cowboys in 2003. It was the same year an undrafted quarterback out of Eastern Illinois named Tony Romo joined the team.
Romo and Witten would proudly wear The Star together for years in a quest to bring a Super Bowl title back to Dallas. In the end, neither would every play in a conference championship game. In fact, they would only win two total playoff games during their time together. And after the 2016 season, Romo retired and transitioned beautifully into a broadcasting career for CBS.
The transition was not as smooth Witten last year, whose performance as a first-time color analyst were heavily criticized. And the fact Romo was performing so well seemed to only highlight his shortcomings as a new broadcaster. Still, Witten is a consignment professional with a ultra-high work ethic. You have to believe he would eventually grown into the position.
But on Thursday, Witten shocked the sporting world by announcing he’s coming out of retirement to once again play tight end for the Cowboys. As you can imagine, fans were overjoyed by the news.
When Witten hung up his cleats last season, he did so with a heavy heart. And there was a massive sense of regret, never winning a title during his legendary career. Once again, hope springs eternal. He’ll get at least one more shot at it. And fans of America’s Team expressed similar sentiments following the news of Witten’s return. Below are some of the best reactions we found on Twitter. Enjoy!
So those are just some of the best reactions we found on social media concerning the return of Jason Witten to the Dallas Cowboys this upcoming season. Feel free to express your thoughts in the comment section below.