Cowboys tight end Jason Witten announced his retirement on Friday, ending a 15 year career that started and ended in a Cowboys uniform.

The soon-to-be 36 year old amassed over 12,000 reception yards, 1100+ receptions and 58 touchdowns over his career.

Both Witten’s reception and receiving yardage numbers are Cowboys franchise records.

Witten will be sorely missed in an offense that is also without Dez Bryant, who is currently searching for another team after Dallas released him on April 13th.

The Cowboys ranked 26th in the NFL in passing offense last year WITH Bryant and Witten. They signed Allen Hurns to a two-year, $12 million dollar contract earlier in the offseason.

Hurns probably won’t be enough to reinvigorate a desperate Cowboys offense, so look for Big D to draft a pass catcher in rounds 2-7 this weekend.

Cowboys fans will surely miss the reliable tight end, he’s been the only constant on the team for over a decade.

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