The Dallas Cowboys announced earlier this week that starting tight end Geoff Swaim is out for the foreseeable future with a wrist injury, leaving a rather large hole in the depth chart.
And we'd be kidding ourselves pretending that Swaim had made the desired impact, either, when he was on the field.
With the next tight end on the roster being former basketball star Rico Gathers, the Cowboys are in trouble in the tight end department...unless there is a more obvious solution out there for the right price?
With Swaim out, and the Cowboys potentially playoff bound, if I were the Jones boys I'd take a real run at talking Jason Witten out of retirement. Who is with me?— Ben Rogers (@BenRogers) November 23, 2018
Jason Witten has been far from stellar in his debut season as a broadcaster, so could an NFL comeback be in order, at least for a few weeks? The Cowboys could certainly use him, and it's possible that he's not enjoying being trolled on the internet by countless haters after every Monday Night broadcast.
As long as Witten has stayed in decent shape during the past season, there is no reason why either party should be opposed to a reunion. And with the bulk of his television work for the year already done, we wonder if he'd consider breaking that agreement and sending ESPN into emergency mode.
Good effort, Jason Witten pic.twitter.com/T0dAbNY3V7— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) November 20, 2018
With Witten clearly not performing in his new job, maybe a return to his old ways is in order.
As the Cowboys hope to make a playoff push, the addition of a guy like Witten would be huge. An experienced veteran who could help an occasionally-stagnant offense could potentially do wonders for Dallas, so Jerry Jones and Co. should make the call.
We respect that it's incredibly unlikely, but there's no harm in trying.