On Thursday, Feb. 28, legendary Dallas tight end Jason Witten announced that he will be returning to the field next season. According to reports, the 11-time Pro Bowler has agreed to a one-year $3.5 million contract with the Cowboys.

"The fire inside me to compete and still burning strong," the 36-year-old Witten said when announcing his new contract. "This team has a great group of young stars, and I want to help them make a run at the championship."

This news came as a surprise as many thought Witten's 15-year career was over. He even made a seamless transition as a correspondent for ESPN's Monday Night Football. Nonetheless, Dallas fans are excited to have their franchise leader in receptions and receiving years return to the gridiron. Especially since his goal is to help bring the team another Super Bowl.