Cowboys, Jason Witten agree to 4-year extension, report says

The deal will be the fourth contract for the veteran tight end since he was selected by Dallas in the 2003 NFL Draft.

Jason Witten will seemingly be a career Cowboy.

The 10-time Pro Bowl tight end agreed Tuesday to a four-year contract extension through the 2021 season, ESPN reported.

The dealwill be the fourth contract for Witten since hewas selected by the Cowboys in the third round of the 2003 NFL Draft.

Witten hadpreviously restructured his contract with the Cowboysin September before the start of the regular season. The 14-year veteranwas due $6.5 million in 2016, but the teamturned $5.5 million of it into a signing bonus to createan extra $3 million in salary cap space. He is slated to earn$7.4 million in base salary andhas a cap number of$12.262 million this year.

Witten, who turns 35 in May, recorded 69 receptions for 673 yards and three touchdowns last season.He is the franchise leader in receptions (1,089), consecutive games played (219), and consecutive games started(163) and is expected to become the teamleader in yards and most games played in2017.

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