Jason Witten practices, despite concerns about spleen injury


Cowboys tight end Jason Witten has been warned not to tough it out as he deals with an injury to his spleen. But Witten is on the practice field in Dallas today anyway.

It remains unclear whether Witten will play in Wednesday night’s opener against the Giants, but the fact that he is practicing, even in a limited capacity, is an encouraging sign that he’s making progress.

Witten suffered the spleen injury in the Cowboys’ preseason game against the Raiders, and initially there were concerns that he could need surgery and that he might even miss the entire season. But all indications recently have been positive, and Witten getting back to work on the field is another positive step.

Still, the Cowboys have said they’re going to be cautious with Witten’s injury. Which suggests that it’s unlikely he’ll be back on the field when the regular season starts in four days.