Cowboys' Jason Witten writes touching tribute to Tony Romo

The duo joined the Cowboys in 2003 after Witten was selected in the third round of the draft and Romo signed as an undrafted free agent.

Jason Witten wanted to thank Tony Romo for his years of dedication in a special way.

The Cowboys' veteran tight end on Saturday posted a touching tribute to his longtime quarterback and friendon Twitter to commemorate their time together in Dallas.

"Knowing what I know now, I must say there is no one —and I mean no one —I would rather have had next to me on this journey other than Tony Romo," Witten wrote.

Romo, who announced his intention to leave football and become the lead NFL analyst at CBS onTuesday,responded on Twitter later Saturday to tell Wittenhe'd miss himmore than anyone.

The duo joined the Cowboys in 2003 after Witten was selectedin the third round of the draft and Romo signed asan undrafted free agent. Witten will play a few years longer after signinga four-year contract extension with the team last month.

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