We know that Cowboys tight end Jason Witten officially is listed as doubtful for Wednesday night’s game. We know that Witten had, after the doubtful label was applied, a CT scan on his spleen. We know that, if the CT scan resulted in doctors clearing Witten to play, he’ll play. We know that, if the CT scan resulted in doctors not clearing Witten to play, he won’t play.
And we know, several hours after the CT scan, that no one knows what it showed.
It looks like the Cowboys are trying to keep the results under wraps. Technically, they complied with the injury-reporting guidelines. At the time the labels were applied, he had a 25-percent chance of playing, so they applied the doubtful label.
But here’s the thing. Unless the CT scan was inconclusive and another one will be conducted tomorrow, the Cowboys know what they plan to do. And so they should update the injury report, either upgrading or downgrading his status.
The only thing that’s truly doubtful at this point is whether he’s truly doubtful. The Cowboys most likely know whether Witten will play, and they don’t want the Giants to know for as long as possible.