Jason Witten of Cowboys TE makes first appearance on Monday Night Football since leaving the booth
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It’s not uncommon for an athlete to face his former employer. It is not rare for an athlete to face or meet his former employer. What makes this reunion uncommon is that the former employer is not the broadcast network, instead of the opponent.
Jason Witten was in the booth the last time the Cowboys made an appearance on Monday Night Football. His season as an analyst for the iconic property is an experience he’ll never forget.
Jason Witten was in the booth when the Cowboys appeared on Monday Night Football. It seems there’s no place Witten expect to be on this Monday night rather than back on this field, with his starting at tight end against New York Giants. Not comment on what occurs in the divisional game, Witten will find himself criticized by his former team-mates at ESPN.
What is outstanding about Witten’s performance in this stage of the season?
Analyst Booger McFarland said, “Ole reliable”. “I don’t say O-L-D. I mean O-L-E”. Ole reliable. That’s what he always has been.
There are only 3 players in NFL history who have more receptions than Witten. The 37-year-old player is not the focal point of the Dallas offense because he was earlier in his career. He ranks third on his team with 26 receptions for two touchdowns and 263 yeards.
The average of 10.1 yards a reception is Witten’s best since the year 2014. “Statistical number will be hard to measure a lot of that as I wasn’t going to catch 110 balls”, Witten said. “I knew that coming in. Yeah. I think I’ve played well”.