Jerry Jones makes appearance at ‘MNF’ event to support Jason Witten (pics)
ESPN held an event on Tuesday for potential advertisers during which the “Monday Night Football” crew was introduced. In somewhat of a surprise appearance, Jerry Jones was on hand to support recently retired Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten, who officially hung up his cleats earlier this month to join “MNF.”
Jerry Jones a surprise guest at ESPN Upfront, here to hype Monday Night Football and arrival of former Cowboy Jason Witten to MNF crew. Jones says Witten in his top 5 people in nearly 30 years in NFL.
— Eric Fisher (@EricFisherSBJ) May 15, 2018
Jerry Jones joins our new MNF team on the stage pic.twitter.com/He7kUIbV1k
— Mike Soltys (@espnmikes) May 15, 2018
First public appearance for our brand new ESPN #MNF team: Joe Tessitore @JasonWitten and @ESPNBooger joined on stage by special guest, @dallascowboys owner Jerry Jones. #ESPNUpfront pic.twitter.com/xJE5NFv9bi
— bill hofheimer (@bhofheimer_espn) May 15, 2018
Witten joins new lead announcer Joe Tessitore and fellow incoming analyst Booger McFarland on the new crew. The only holdover from the previous crew is sideline reporter Lisa Salters.
Witten of course will go down in history as one of the all-time Cowboys greats. And while Jones had to be disappointed over Witten’s retirement, the word was that the Cowboys organization would fully support whatever decision Witten made while contemplating his NFL future.
With that said, it’s clear that Jones could not be happier for Witten as the 36-year-old embarks upon a career in broadcasting. Witten will get the chance to call a Cowboys game in Week 9 of the 2018 NFL season when his former team hosts the Tennessee Titans at AT&T Stadium. Witten recently admitted calling the game will prove to be an “emotional” experience. Although Witten presumably is grateful for Jones’ show of support this week.