Witten has yet to decide if he’ll continue his NFL career, but it sounds like there’s at least a chance that he would be open to playing for another team.
New Cowboys HC Mike McCarthy said he recently spoke with Witten, but they plan to give him time to decide what’s next.
Garrett has been a big supporter of Witten over the years, so it will be interesting to see if New York becomes a serious option for the long-time Cowboys’ tight end.
Witten, 37, is a former third-round pick of the Cowboys back in 2003. He was in the second year of his five-year, $29.6 million contract and set to make a base salary of $5.75 million for the 2018 season when he announced his retirement from the NFL back in May of last year.
ESPN later hired Witten as a broadcast analyst for “Monday Night Football” and the Cowboys placed him on the reserve/retired list. After one year out of football, Witten returned to the Cowboys for the 2019 season.
Witten will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason.
In 2019, Witten appeared in all 16 games for the Cowboys and caught 63 passes for 529 yards receiving and four touchdowns.