Witten, who turns 36 on Sunday, could not be reached for comment.
Witten walks away from the game as the Cowboys' all-time leader in receptions (1,152) and receiving yardage (12,448). McFarland has emerged as somewhat of a rising star at ESPN, jumping from SEC Network to ESPN's main college football team in 2017, while also appearing on numerous weekday shows including Mike and Mike to Get Up. Never mind that Witten never played in a conference championship game or a Super Bowl.
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This is a big absence in Witten's career, but he has accomplished everything else aside from that, which makes him a sure-fire Pro Football Hall of Famer.
In his last two seasons, Witten caught a combined 132 passes for 1,233 yards and 9 touchdowns, with most of those coming from Prescott. The Dallas pass catcher holds numerous franchise receiving records including most career receptions, most career receiving yards and most consecutive seasons with a reception, among others. I knew the demands and what I had to do every day and day in and day out, and I was committed to doing that. "I was never the most talented, flashiest". The tight end reportedly debated the decision over the weekend, with the Cowboys' brass attempting to convince him to return for one more season. Dallas drafted Stanford's Dalton Schultz in the fourth round last week.
"(Witten is) simply the best example of what you want a football player and person to be, on and off the field", Garrett said. "And when you're young, I think it takes on a meaning that when your opportunity comes, grab it".
"I can only hope that the men and women in these hallways will say I was a decent man, tried to do things the right way and was dependable", Witten said.