Cowboys’ Jason Witten Vows to Play This Wednesday If Cleared
(IRVING, Texas) -- The Dallas Cowboys will soon find out if tight end Jason Witten will be able to suit up for the NFL's season-opening game against the New York Giants.
On Tuesday, Witten will get a CT scan on his spleen before the team travels to New Jersey, then make the final decision to play or not. The seven-time Pro Bowler suffered a lacerated spleen on August 13 in the team's preseason game against the Oakland Raiders.
Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said that even if cleared, he'd consider sitting Witten for the first game of the season. That's not an option, according to Witten.
"If I get cleared, we're playing," Witten said on Sunday. "It's the only way, I believe, you can approach the game. I think people know that's the only way I'm playing. This is what you play for."
In 2011, Witten caught 79 passes for 942 yards and five touchdowns.
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