5 former Cowboys greats who could help the 2023 team

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3. Jason Witten

We go from one current Hall of Famer to a future Hall of Famer. Jason Witten, Mr. Reliable for many years, is one of the greatest tight ends in NFL history.

Selected in the third round of the 2003 NFL draft, Witten spent 16 seasons with a star on his helmet. He was Tony Romo's’ best friend and All-Pro security blanket, tallying 1,228 receptions, 13,046 yards, and 74 touchdowns in his career.

Witten was named to four All-Pro teams and 11 Pro Bowls in his career and held the NFL record for most games by a tight end at 271. 

The Cowboys have deployed multiple players at the position since his brief retirement in 2018 and then leaving the team for good after 2019. Last year's starter Dalton Schultz provided stability these last three seasons, but is now in Houston.

The 2023 edition of the Cowboys would stand to benefit from Witten's’ leadership, sure-fire hands, reliability on third downs, and longevity. It would give the coaching staff one less training camp position battle to navigate.