Witten is reportedly on his way to the broadcast booth to cover Monday Night Football for ESPN but Jones said the tight end has yet to make a final decision.
Witten who had been playing for 15 years in the professional league is going to work as an analyst in whose next challenge. The 10-time Pro Bowler will finish tied with defensive end Ed "Too Tall" Jones, safety Bill Bates and late offensive lineman Mark Tuinei for most seasons in franchise history.
Neither Gathers nor Jarwin has ever caught a pass in an National Football League game, while Swaim has just nine receptions for 94 yards in his three-year career.
His 68 career receiving touchdowns rank third in Dallas history and fifth among tight ends in National Football League history.
Witten was drafted by the Cowboys in the third round of the 2003 NFL Draft after a college career at Tennessee. The Cowboys could use some of that mid-round capital to draft one of the remaining pass-catchers available, but they also want to stay competitive in the Earl Thomas sweepstakes, and surely a draft-pick-needy Seahawks team would like some of those picks in return. Witten turns 36 early next month.
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Gates' role in the Chargers' offense declined steadily over the past three seasons.
The 49ers have traded right tackle Trent Brown to the Patriots, a day after drafting Mike McGlinchey as his replacement.
The Cowboys own the No. 116 and No. 137 overall picks in the fourth round of the draft, as well as one pick in the fifth round, three in the sixth and one in the seventh.
Despite having signed a four-year extension in March 2017 and saying he planned to play beyond this season, Witten has been engaged in talks to become a game analyst with multiple networks, including ESPN, for several weeks, sources said.
Jerry Jones said that no decision has been made and that he is going to take the weekend to think about it, but it sure sounds like it's only a matter of time before it's official. He has 51 tackles in his career.