When the Los Angeles Rams take on the Dallas Cowboys in 2019, things will be a little more interesting with Jason Witten coming out of retirement.
Believe it or not, this week has been quite busy for the Los Angeles Rams and the other 31 teams across the NFL when looking at all of the news that has been taking place on top of everyone attending the NFL Combine in Indianapolis.
In January, the Rams pulled off a close 30-22 win over the Dallas Cowboys in the Divisional Round of the playoffs, and even though Jason Witten wasn’t part of the mix then, the veteran tight end will be in 2019 when these two teams face off in the regular season.
After enjoying a year away from football while working in the broadcast booth for Monday Night Football, one of the biggest stories in the NFL on Thursday was Witten’s announcement that he will be coming out of retirement to return to the Cowboys.
At first, football fans were completely caught off guard by the news since it seemed like some sort of joke, but Witten will in fact be back for Dallas during the 2019 season in an effort to help the team advance further than the Divisional Round next winter.
One year after failing to live up to the high expectations of being a top contender in the NFC, the Cowboys were able to bounce back strong in 2018 by winning the NFC East for the second time in three years.
Even more exciting for Dallas, the team found a way to overcome the pressure of avoiding a playoff loss right away by defeating the Seattle Seahawks before coming up short in that tough Divisional Round game in Los Angeles.
Assuming the Cowboys pick right up where they left off in 2019, this team was already expected to be up there with the Rams on the list of top contenders to represent the NFC in next year’s Super Bowl.
But now that Witten is back in the picture, the race in the NFC could be a little more interesting not just for the Rams, but all of the other teams as well.
Nobody needs to explain what a difference it is to have Witten on the football field since his presence alone helps the Cowboys’ offense reach a whole new level.
The Rams already knew they were going to have their hands full when facing the Cowboys during the 2019 regular season, and possibly the playoffs once again, but with Witten’s decision to return to action, things just became a little tougher for the NFC champions.