Witten met with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones on Friday to discuss his dilemma. Jones said he had several conversations with Witten this week and indicated the franchise leader in games, catches and yards receiving hadn't made a final decision. "He also told me those things are going to require a few more days of consideration, at least through the weekend". Witten turns 36 early next month. His former teammate, Romo, retired at the end of 2016 to become the lead football analyst on CBS.
An eight-time Pro Bowl selection and three-time All-Pro, Gates is the Chargers' all-time leader in receptions (927), receiving yards (11,508) and touchdowns (114), with his touchdown total an National Football League record for tight ends. Now the question is whether they will take a tight end with Jason Witten considering retirement after 15 seasons to go into broadcasting.
Witten, who played collegiately at Tennessee, was drafted by the Cowboys in the third round of the 2003 draft.
For Witten, he should start getting his Hall of Fame speech ready.
Saudi air strike kills over 50 Yemen rebels including commanders
Note that the attack happened when there was a public funeral of the slain commander in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa. Saudi air defense forces intercepted the missile fired Houthi rebels on the southern Jazan province on Friday.
The 49ers have traded right tackle Trent Brown to the Patriots, a day after drafting Mike McGlinchey as his replacement.
A seventh-round draft pick of San Francisco in 2015, Brown played primarily at right tackle for the 49ers, although he saw some time at left tackle.
The 30-year-old Maxwell was selected by the Seahawks in the sixth round of the 2011 NFL Draft out of Clemson. He has 181 tackles, nine passes defensed, 3½ sacks, two interceptions and one forced fumble in 39 games. The Cowboys have one pick in the fifth, three in the sixth and one in the seventh.
Dallas has picks in the middle of the second and third rounds, respectively, before charging up for seven picks in the final four on Saturday. The duo has linked for 1,398 yards and 11 touchdowns on 132 catches in 2017 together. Gathers hasn't played a regular-season game in two seasons, missing all of previous year after sustaining a concussion in training camp.