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Jason Witten isn’t idle anymore

Jason Witten, Sean Lee AP

Cowboys tight end Jason Witten will find out a bit more about his chances of playing in the season opener when he visits a doctor Tuesday to see how his spleen is healing.

Witten didn’t wait for that appointment to get back on the practice field, though. Witten, forced to remain idle for a long spell after he lacerated the organ during the team’s first preseason game, worked out on the side while the rest of the team went through a full session on Monday.

According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Witten worked out with resistance cords with the team’s trainers. It’s a long way from resistance cords to Sept. 5 at the Meadowlands, but the journey’s got to start somwhere. Reports last week indicated that Witten was more likely to return to action in the second week of the season, but he and the team are still holding out hope that Witten will be able to play against the Giants. Tuesday’s doctor visit will likely bring the chances of that happening into fuller focus.

With the game just over a week away, the Cowboys still don’t know whether Witten, Miles Austin and center Phil Costa will be able to play. It’s probably enough to make them wonder if they can come up with a list of rules for every offensive starter to follow in order to keep them on the field.

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9 Responses to “Jason Witten isn’t idle anymore”
  1. redfield11 says: Aug 28, 2012 11:24 AM

    WRONG “The cowboys still don’t know whether Witten, Miles Austin and center Phil Costa will be able to play”. That is false information.

    Phil Costa has been practicing and will play preseason finale, so of course his availability for week 1 isn’t in question.

    The Cowboys have said if it were regular season miles would be playing already + he is expected to return to practice this week, his availability is not in doubt either.

  2. originalhulkhogan says: Aug 28, 2012 11:35 AM

    This guy is an example of a modern day warrior brother!!

  3. prettyperry says: Aug 28, 2012 11:51 AM

    Seriously, stop it with the unnecessary Dez Bryant references every time you write something on the Cowboys. Everyone’s sick of hearing about that ‘non-story’. Stop trying to shove it down our throats.

  4. olewize1 says: Aug 28, 2012 12:19 PM

    i hope they sit him week one….. we dont need him missing the season..

  5. phillyphann83 says: Aug 28, 2012 12:22 PM

    Its not a non-story, he slapped his Mom!!! that’s so pathetic I don’t know where to start.

  6. antmings says: Aug 28, 2012 12:38 PM

    I hate Dallas…but we get so tired of hearing about things that aren’t about the gm on this site…let ESPN cover the non story about the dez rules…let’s talk about football

  7. nard100 says: Aug 28, 2012 1:58 PM

    A spleen is a terrible thing to waste! Just sit Witten for one week and he’ll get to keep his for most of the season. Go Giants!

  8. mayerobeyer says: Aug 28, 2012 6:50 PM

    I suppose every Cowboy news item for the next 8 months will include a veiled reference to Dez’s rules. Sigh…

  9. cowboys8819 says: Aug 28, 2012 11:39 PM

    Can’t hold Witten down, they should know better!

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