Good news for Dallas Cowboys fans who have bought Jason Witten's No. 82 jersey, he will be with the team through 2017.
Witten confirmed the new contract on Twitter this morning:
I am blessed to say that I will retire a cowboy!Thx to the jones family, and all the cowboy staff! True honor to put on the star!! #gameday
ESPN's Adam Schefter was the first to report the Cowboys tight end signed a new five-year, $37 million contract extension, with $19 million guaranteed.
Witten had two years remaining on his contract.
Witten, 29, has had a star on his helmet since 2004. He holds the Cowboys record for 15 receptions in a game and in 2007, 2008 and 2010 he was named Tight End of the Year by the NFL Alumni Association.
Witten has been been selected to the Pro Bowl seven times and the NFL Network has ranked him 36 on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2011.