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Jason Witten plans to sign 1-day deal with Dallas to retire a Cowboy, ESPN reports

The tight end spent all but one of his 17 seasons in Dallas.
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Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten (82) greets fans following an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

Jason Witten, who played for Las Vegas this past season, plans to retire again. 

Witten is expected to sign a one-day deal with Dallas in March, according to reports from ESPN, so he can retire a Cowboy.

The tight end spent all but one of his 17 seasons in Dallas.

"A coach once told me, 'The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example,'" Witten told ESPN. "As I hang it up, I walk away knowing that for 17 seasons I gave it my absolute all. I am proud of my accomplishments as a football player on the field and the example I tried to set off of it. Football is a great game that has taught me many valuable lessons, and I look forward to passing on that knowledge to the next generation."

Witten retired the first time in 2018 as a Cowboy and spent one year working as an announcer for ESPN before returning to the NFL.

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After coming out of retirement, Witten played one year for the Cowboys, then signed a one-year deal with the Las Vegas Raiders. 

Witten holds franchise records in Dallas for games played, starts, catches and receiving yards.

Witten was a third-round draft pick in 2003.