Cowboys' Witten: 'Jitters were real' in return

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HONOLULU — Jason Witten admitted that he had more jitters than he normally would for a preseason game after 15 years in the league.

A year away from playing for the Dallas Cowboys will do that to an 11-time Pro Bowl tight end.

In his first action since Dec. 31, 2017, Witten caught one pass for 10 yards on the first team’s only drive of the Cowboys’ 14-10 win against the Los Angeles Rams on Saturday at Aloha Stadium.

“A year away from the game, all the work to get back here since March, getting in shape, getting your body ready, having an opportunity, I know I’ve got a lot to prove,” Witten said. “It wasn’t perfect. I thought we’re on schedule with the things I want to work on. Able to get a third-down conversion. Dak showed he had the confidence on that. Some of the other things in the passing game, running game, I felt good with. It’s always tricky when you’re coming back out here … so the jitters were real. A lot of work to get back to here, but it felt good.”

Witten spent last year in ESPN’s Monday

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