FRISCO — Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten is one of the most prolific tight ends in NFL history with 1,089 catches for 11,888 yards and 63 touchdowns in 223 games played. But he is also an excellent writer, as exemplified by his heartfelt composition to former teammate of 14 years, quarterback Tony Romo.
The 34-year-old tight end posted his letter about Romo, entitled “14 Years — Memories Forever,” on his Twitter account on Saturday.
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— Jason Witten (@JasonWitten) April 8, 2017
Here are some highlights of Witten’s essay:
“While history might remember 9 for the wins and losses, as a Houdini-like playmaker, the epic 4th quarter comebacks, the lack of playoff wins, or the Brett Favre-esque no-look passes, I will always remember much more. No man can write his own history, and I tend to believe that over time the historians will remember Tony as one of the great signal-callers of his era.
“For me, I will remember the ultra-driven athlete who worked his tail off to learn how to perfect the proper throwing motion. The player who would stand at the chalk board tirelessly thinking through and dissecting how to block-up a brutal Jim Johnson blitz. A guy who would take command at the line of scrimmage with the authority of a 5-star military general all while having the charisma of Joe Namath and the competitive fire of Michael Jordan. Tony would break down the nuances of a route tree as if he was the wide-out. Ultimately, he became a player that would set the highest standard for himself, because he knew it would create higher expectations for all of those around him. Players had to play better and coaches had to coach better.”
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