Cowboys get good news on Jason Witten
August, 22, 2012
By Dan Graziano | ESPN.com
Our man Adam Schefter reports that Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten will not need surgery to repair his lacerated spleen, which is good news for Witten obviously and for the Cowboys as well, since the surgery would have knocked him out for the season. Adam reports that Witten remains hopeful of playing in the regular-season opener two weeks from tonight against the New York Giants, but that the Cowboys' Week 2 game in Seattle, which is 11 days later, is more realistic.
As I have written several times, the Cowboys are not deep enough on offense or strong enough at other positions to weather the long-term loss of one of their star offensive players, such as Witten, Miles Austin, Dez Bryant, DeMarco Murray or, of course, Tony Romo. The most important thing in this situation is that Witten gets healthy, which means rushing back for an insanely early season opener might not be the best course of action. I am no doctor, as you well know, but it would seem to me that 11 extra days to rest a lacerated spleen would be a helpful thing.
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