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Tony Romo Calls Jason Witten 'Best Player I Ever Played With' in Emotional Letter

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistMay 8, 2018

FILE -  In this Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013 file photo, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) and tight end Jason Witten (82) talk on the sideline during the second half of a preseason NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals,in Arlington, Texas. Quarterback Tony Romo is hurt again, and his favorite tight end is here to tell you the Cowboys can make it work without him, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016. (AP Photo/Sharon Ellman, File)
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Jason Witten officially retired from the NFL last week, and Tony Romo, his former Dallas Cowboys teammate, had some kind words to say about the tight end:

Tony Romo @tonyromo

The standard that every future cowboy will have to live up to. Thank you Jason Witten. You will be missed bro. https://t.co/d9a4RI6N9T

"Not only was Jason the most talented, humble and hardest working individual on the football team, but he was also one of the most genuine, good-hearted you could ever meet," Romo wrote.

Witten joined the Cowboys in 2003, one year before Romo arrived in 2004. The latter became the starting quarterback in 2006 until injuries caused him to retire in 2017. The two spent 13 years on the same team, and Romo believes his friend became a role model for future generations.

"Jason, you have set the standard for every player and coach who walks through the Cowboys facility that there's one way to play and one way to practice."

Romo immediately went into broadcasting after his retirement, getting a job with CBS last season. Witten will do the same beginning in 2018 after being hired by Monday Night Football.

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