ESPN's Chris Mortensen is reporting that Cowboys tight end Jason Witten is set to retire after a 15-year career to become an analyst on "Monday Night Football."
After Witten met with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones on Friday, Jones said Witten “has not made any decisions that are definite at this time” regarding his professional future.
The network, which wanted Peyton Manning for the role, has revamped the booth after Jon Gruden left to coach the Raiders. Play-by-play man Sean McDonough is headed back to college football and Joe Tessitore is replacing him.
If this is the end for Witten, an 11-time Pro Bowler, he will finish his career with 1,152 catches, 12,448 yards and 68 touchdowns.