Entering his 12th season in the NFL, Cowboys tight end Jason Witten says he has not given any thought to calling it a career.
This is understandable, as Witten really hasn’t slowed down in recent years. In 2013, he recorded eight touchdown catches, one shy of tying his career high. The year before that, he set the single-season record for receptions by a tight end with 110, breaking Tony Gonzalez’s mark of 102.
“I haven’t thought about [retirement] one time,” Witten said, per the Dallas Morning News. “Obviously, I know I probably have less football ahead of me than I do more, but I’m living in that moment.”
Earlier this week, Witten remarked that he still believes his pal Tony Romo can bring the Cowboys a championship--and it’s this thought of playoff glory, which has eluded Romo, Witten and the Cowboys for so long, that motivates the 32-year-old.
“I think there’s a core group of guys that have experienced success and some adversity together and we want to come out on the other end, and that’s competing for a championship,” Witten said. “I’m exhausting all of my efforts in trying to do that.”
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