News: After Being Ruled Doubtful, TE Witten Activated For Opener

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  1. CCBoy

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    After Being Ruled Doubtful, TE Witten Activated For Opener

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    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Cowboys tight end Jason Witten has been made active for Wednesday’s season opener against the Giants despite suffering a lacerated spleen just over three weeks ago.

    Witten will be making his 140th straight appearance, dating back to his rookie season, 2003, when he missed a Week 6 contest against Philadelphia after breaking his jaw. He underwent a CAT scan on Tuesday and was officially listed as doubtful, which is meant to project a near certainty that the player will be out.

    Witten had been running and catching passes for over a week, but had not engaged in any contact drills.
  2. CCBoy

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    NT Jay Ratliff, CB Mike Jenkins headline inactives for Cowboys

    By Rainer Sabin / Reporter

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Jason Witten is not one of the seven Cowboys players who have been listed as inactive. However, nose tackle Jay Ratliff and cornerback Mike Jenkins will not play.

    Jenkins, Ratliff, safety Matt Johnson, linebacker Kyle Wilber, safety Danny McCray, guard David Arkin, and tight end Colin Cochart have all been ruled out.

    For the Giants, receiver/returner Jerrel Jernigan, cornerback Prince Amukamara, running back Da’Rel Scott, guard Mitch Petrus, defensive end Adewale Ojomo, tackle James Brewer and defensive tackle Marvin Austin have all been listed as inactive.
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    Jason Witten active, will play
    By Todd Archer

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Jason Witten will play Wednesday night against the New York Giants.

    Witten did not fly with the team to New Jersey on Tuesday but arrived later last night as he had a second scan on his spleen in a week.

    Witten was limited in three practices this week, knowing he would need the doctors to clear him to play. The Cowboys had been considering holding him out until Sept. 16 at Seattle with 11 days between the Giants game and Week 2.

    Witten suffered the injury on Aug. 13 after a first-quarter hit from Oakland linebacker Rolando McClain. He went to a hospital in Oxnard, Calif., the next day after reporting added soreness and was diagnosed with the lacerated spleen. He was told to sit still and idle for most of the next week and only began to increase his physical work last week...
  4. Future

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    I really hope this was a miraculous recovery, and not a "he might be ok" type of deal.
  5. cajuncocoa

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    I'm going to be worried about him all night.
  6. ravidubey

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    I know Witten wanted to gut it out, but he really should have rested.

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