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Jason Witten Provides Update On Future With Dallas Cowboys

A picture of Jason Witten on the field.

SANTA CLARA, CA - OCTOBER 22: Jason Witten #82 of the Dallas Cowboys warms up prior to their game against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium on October 22, 2017 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Eventually, Jason Witten will coach football at the collegiate level or in the NFL. However, the 11-time Pro Bowler isn't done playing just yet - even if it means he'll have to leave the Dallas Cowboys this offseason.

Witten came out of retirement to play for the Cowboys in 2019. He finished this past season with 63 receptions for 529 yards and four touchdowns. There have been rumblings about Witten potentially becoming an assistant coach this year, but the former All-Pro tight end recently cleared the air on that rumor.

The greatest tight end to ever play for the Cowboys provided an update on his future while presenting his Collegiate Man of the Year award at The Star on Tuesday night. It's official that Witten wants to play football this fall.

"I just think, yeah, coaching is in the future, but right now I want to play while I can. We'll see where that takes place," Witten said. "Of course I want that to be with the Dallas Cowboys. I'll always be a Dallas Cowboy. But I also understand that, with all the changes, I may have to somewhere else."

Just the thought of Witten in a different uniform might make people in Dallas uncomfortable. He's spent over a decade with the franchise.

Witten won't be one of the marquee players on the market at his position. That being said, any team looking for a reliable option in the passing game should consider him.

The New York Giants have been linked to Witten ever since they hired Jason Garrett as their offensive coordinator.

We'll likely find out next month where Witten will resume his career.