Cowboys, Jason Witten agree to 4-year extension, report says

By Kirstie Chiappelli 28 March 2017
Cowboys, Jason Witten agree to 4-year extension, report says

Jason Witten will seemingly be a career Cowboy.

The 10-time Pro Bowl tight end agreed Tuesday to a four-year contract extension through the 2021 season, ESPN reported.

The deal will be the fourth contract for Witten since he was selected by the Cowboys in the third round of the 2003 NFL Draft.

Witten had previously restructured his contract with the Cowboys in September before the start of the regular season. The 14-year veteran was due $6.5 million in 2016, but the team turned $5.5 million of it into a signing bonus to create an extra $3 million in salary cap space. He is slated to earn $7.4 million in base salary and has a cap number of $12.262 million this year.

Witten, who turns 35 in May, recorded 69 receptions for 673 yards and three touchdowns last season. He is the franchise leader in receptions (1,089), consecutive games played (219), and consecutive games started (163) and is expected to become the team leader in yards and most games played in 2017.

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