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Jason Witten on extension: I will always take things a year at a time

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Former Cowboys coach Bill Parcells said recently that he was glad to hear that Tony Romo retired and added that he wished the quarterback’s longtime target Jason Witten had made the same decision.

Witten’s offseason has things moving in the other direction, however. Witten signed a four-year extension to his contract with the Cowboys that leaves him signed through the 2021 season and said Wednesday that he’s “confident that I can play and continue to play” when asked about Parcells’ comments.

Witten also said that he’ll reevaluate that feeling each year to make sure he continues to feel that way.

“I think you always take it a year at a time,” Witten said, via the Dallas Morning News. “You always take that approach. But certainly I feel like I’m a part of this group that’s continuing to build. I never looked at it from the standpoint that, ‘Hey, this is the end.’ I know my role within that and this group and I’m anxious to get started. I don’t know how many years that entails but I certainly feel a big part of it.”

The deal Witten signed added no new guaranteed money, so the Cowboys won’t be left on the hook salary cap-wise in the event Witten’s confidence about his ability to play should dissipate before his contract has run its course.

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7 Responses to “Jason Witten on extension: I will always take things a year at a time”
  1. metalup666 says: Apr 26, 2017 1:06 PM

    Classy guy and one of the best to ever play the position.

  2. dwinsgames says: Apr 26, 2017 1:11 PM

    Even when he does retire, he could come out for the 2 games against the Giants and catch 20 passes. Always kills Big Blue.

  3. bobthebillsfan says: Apr 26, 2017 1:40 PM

    I wish Parcels would go away. I don’t need to hear from him anymore.

    Always liked and respected JW, even though my second favorite team is the one playing the Cowboys each week.

  4. jdzboyz says: Apr 26, 2017 1:49 PM

    The G.O.A.T! #82!

  5. 'boys4life says: Apr 26, 2017 2:36 PM

    No way there isn’t someone that should be able to beat out Whitten, he’s so slow its ridiculous. I wonder how he’d feel as a backup?

  6. imaduffer says: Apr 26, 2017 2:36 PM

    Run ten yards down the field, push off and I’ll throw you the ball.

  7. txmidnite says: Apr 27, 2017 11:50 AM

    ‘boys4life says:
    Apr 26, 2017 2:36 PM

    No way there isn’t someone that should be able to beat out Whitten, he’s so slow its ridiculous
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    Witten may be lumbering and slow to the point that it defies logic, but he’s one of the NFL’s iron men. He towers above slot cornerbacks and has reeled in 85% of the passes thrown his way. First Ballot.

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