Report: Former Tennessee TE Jason Witten gets 4-year extension with Cowboys
Former Tennessee great Jason Witten won’t be done playing football any time soon.
The Dallas Cowboys signed the tight end to a four-year extension through 2021 on Friday, according to ESPN’s Todd Archer. The deal is reportedly worth $29.6 million, but it does not include more guaranteed money. Witten, 35, has now signed four NFL contracts, all with Dallas. He was entering the final year of his current deal.
Witten is the Cowboys’ franchise leader in receptions (1,089). And he is 17 catches receiving yards shy of breaking Hall of Fame wide receiver Michael Irvin’s team record of 11,904.
He’s made 10 Pro Bowls and been a first-team All-Pro twice. Dallas drafted him out of Tennessee in the third round in 2003.