Published: Thu, May 03, 2018
Sport | By Ruben Hill

Cowboys draft tight end, with Witten eyeing retirement

Cowboys draft tight end, with Witten eyeing retirement

Witten reportedly could make somewhere in the neighborhood of $4.5 million for his upcoming work on the Monday Night Football broadcast, which is actually more money than his football contract called for in base pay for the season ($1.05 million).

Jones said the Cowboys would have no other comment on Witten's future the rest of the weekend, which includes the last two days of the National Football League draft on Friday and Saturday.

According to David Moore of the Dallas Morning News, ESPN offered Witten $4-4.5 million per year as a broadcaster.

On Wednesday, speaking with reporters on this subject, team executive vice president Stephen Jones made it clear that the Cowboys are absolutely behind Witten, whatever he decides.

Witten met with owner and general manager Jerry Jones, who said no announcement was coming Friday.

Schultz had 22 catches for 212 yards and a career-high three touchdowns as a senior.

Witten is set to join ESPN's Monday Night Football broadcast team, leaving pro football with the fourth-most catches in NFL history behind Jerry Rice, Tony Gonzalez and Larry Fitzgerald.

Witten retires as the Cowboys all-time leader in receptions (1,152) and receiving yards (12,448).

Sources also indicated Witten could have interest in a front-office role for the Cowboys when his playing days officially conclude. Witten is a sure fire hall of famer, the record setting leader of Dallas not only is a solid receiver but can block maybe his biggest strength.

With ESPN putting a multi-year offer on the table for Witten could further push him to take the job by heading into retirement.

But Witten's charity work off the field also struck a chord with fans.

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