After only one season in the broadcast booth, Jason Witten can't ignore the siren call to finish his on-field football career.

The lure is strong and he isn't the first professional athlete to hang up the cleats only to get them down again in a short time and head back to the well for another drink of glorious awe-inspiring water.

In a statement released about noon today by the Dallas Cowboys and Jason Witten, he said The fire inside of me to compete and play this game is just burning too strong, this team has a great group of rising young stars, and I want to help them make a run at a championship. This was completely my decision, and I am very comfortable with it.  I’m looking forward to getting back in the dirt.

Sounds like Witten is getting back in it to win it.

The 2018 Cowboys finished at 10-6 and won a wild-card game before the Rams moved ahead after the NFC divisional round. The Cowboys overall have a youthful roster, with 8 Pro-Bowlers from last year, the team is solid nearly everywhere on the field except at tight-end which was a problem last season.

At the time of his retirement, Jason Witten had 1,152 career receptions, 4th in the NFL and compiled 12,448 yards receiving.

The Cowboys head back to training for the 2019 season in July.