Life as a broadcaster seems to have given former Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten at little more free time, at least for one afternoon.
It has been just over eight months since Witten’s emotional retirement from the NFL back in May, and with his inaugural season in ESPN’s Monday Night Football booth in the books (besides ESPN’s telecast of the Pro Bowl in a few weeks), the Cowboys’ all-time leader in receptions and receiving yards hosted his own informal Q&A on Twitter Friday afternoon.
Here are some of his best responses:
Question: Did Dez catch it?
Friday marked the four-year anniversary of the day that ‘Dez caught it’ at Lambeau. (And, no, we’re definitely not still keeping track.)
Q: What’s your proudest football accomplishment?
In 2012, Witten took home the distinguished award that honors players who make as big of an impact off the field and in their communities as they do on the field on Sundays.
“I am extremely flattered to be chosen the 2012 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year from such an esteemed group of nominees,” Witten said in a statement. “I work hard every day not only to be a success on the football field and a credit to my team — but to be a good husband, father, son, grandson, teammate — to be the kind of man that is as respected as Walter Payton was. Like others before me, I have a great opportunity as an NFL player to make a difference in the lives of others.”
Current Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is up for the award this season.
Q: Who’s impressed you the most this year for the Cowboys?
Q: What matchup are you most excited about seeing in the Cowboys-Rams game this weekend?
Former Cowboys teammate Miles Austin even got in on the questions…
Q: Have you ever beaten me in golf?
Q: How did you get more open than Whataburger?
Q: Which season was your most memorable?
In 2007, the Cowboys earned the No. 1 seed in the NFC after going 13-3. Witten was named a first-team All-Pro for the first time after hauling in 96 catches for 1,145 yards and 7 touchdowns.
Witten also got to take part in the Cowboys’ new era led by rookies Prescott and running back Ezekiel Elliott in 2016.
Q: If you could tell this Dallas Cowboys team one thing tomorrow what would it be?
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