On the morning of the first game of the 2011 season, the Cowboys have addressed the contract situation of another one of their stalwarts. According to a tweet from ESPN's Adam Schefter the Cowboys have extended the contract of tight end Jason Witten.
The deal was reportedly finalized at the team hotel in New York, as the Cowboys prepare to face the Jets on Sunday Night Football.
Cowboys signed TE Jason Witten to a 5-year, $37 million extension that includes $19 million guaranteed. Under contract through 2017.
Witten is coming off a career year of 94 catches for over 1,000 yards and 9 touchdowns. It was the second consecutive year over 90 catches for the seven-time Pro Bowler and two-time First Team All-Pro selection. He is one of the best receiving options in the league for his position, and an elite blocker to go with it.
Jason Witten commented on Twitter:
I am blessed to say that I will retire a cowboy!Thx to the jones family, and all the cowboy staff! True honor to put on the star!! #gameday
More to come.