Jason Witten
Jason Witten is coming out of retirement and signing back with the Cowboys! Wow #DallasCowboys (Alex Brandon / Associated Press)

No, you did not read that incorrectly. Jason Witten is returning to the Cowboys. Talk about pulling a rabbit out of his head! Witten spent this past year as a broadcaster for ESPN’s Monday Night Football but will now return to the Cowboys. Witten will get his old contract back and earn $5 million for 2019 to come out of retirement.

The Cowboys released a press release regarding the news:

“The fire inside of me to compete and play this game is just burning too strong,” Witten said in a statement. “This team has a great group of rising young stars, and I want to help them make a run at a championship. This was completely my decision, and I am very comfortable with it. I’m looking forward to getting back in the dirt.”

When Witten retired last year, Dallas retained his rights when they placed him on the reserved retirement list. Witten will now return for his 16th season and the only franchise he has ever played for. Witten, 36, was a former 3rd round pick out of the University of Tennessee back in 2003. Safe to say that pick worked out well as Witten has made 11 Pro Bowls which is the most of any offensive player in Cowboys team history.

This is the best news to happen to Monday Night Football maybe ever. Witten may go down as the worst broadcaster ever in any sport. The guy is just stupid or does have the communication skills to do the job. He had a bunch of one-liners that didn’t make any sense during the season. Will Booger McFarland take over the lead role? That isn’t much of an upgrade. ESPN has to be throwing a party. CBS hit a home run hiring Tony Romo. Now ESPN gets another chance to make up for their Witten mistake. I can’t envision them giving Witten his job back after this season.