As of now, there is no quit in Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten.
Witten, 35, plans to return for a 16th season in 2018.
He still sees hope for the future because of a young core that includes quarterback Dak Prescott and running back Ezekiel Elliott.
A season that began with hopes of him finally making a long playoff run ended like so many others in the past with dashed dreams. The Cowboys finished the season 9-7 and out of the playoffs after a 6-0 win over Philadelphia Sunday.
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“I see a lot of optimism in the future,” Witten said. “I see myself part of that. I’m as motivated now as I’ve ever been to play this position at a high level and help my team in all situations, as a leader, as a veteran and most importantly as a tight end.”
Witten finished with 63 catches for 560 yards and five touchdowns in 2017, marking his 14th consecutive season with 60 or more catches.